Sthenic Sthen"ic, a. [Gr. ? strength: cf. F. sth['e]nique.] (Med.) Strong; active; -- said especially of morbid states attended with excessive action of the heart and blood vessels, and characterized by strength and activity of the muscular and nervous system; as, a sthenic fever. [1913 Webster]

{Sthenic theory}. See {Stimulism} (a) . [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sthenic — /sthen ik/, adj. sturdy; heavily and strongly built. [1780 90; extracted from ASTHENIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • sthenic — (Gk., sthenos, strength) Adjective applied by Dr John Brown in the mid 18th century to diseases distinguished by excessive nervous energy, and applied by Kant to vigorous or exciting emotions …   Philosophy dictionary

  • sthenic — adj. sturdy, well built …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sthenic — [ sθɛnɪk] adjective having a high or excessive level of strength and energy. Origin C18: from Gk sthenos strength , on the pattern of asthenic …   English new terms dictionary

  • sthenic — sthen·ic …   English syllables

  • sthenic — /ˈsθɛnɪk/ (say sthenik) adjective sturdy; heavily and strongly built. {abstracted from asthenic} …   Australian English dictionary

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