1. relying on medical quackery
- empiric treatment
Similar word(s): empirical
2. derived from experiment and observation rather than theory
- an empirical basis for an ethical theory
- empirical laws
- empirical data
1. A member of a sect of ancient physicians who based their theories solely on experience.
2. Someone who is guided by empiricism; an empiricist.
3. Any unqualified or dishonest practitioner; a charlatan; a quack.