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pono-, pon-, -ponic, -ponics (Greek: toil, labor, work hard, fatigue; exertion; also, suffering, pain).

A technique for growing (cultivating) plants without them being in soil or in hydroponic (water) media. The plants are held above a system that constantly, or intermittently, mists the roots with nutrient-laden water. Also called aeroculture.
An aversion, or lack of desire, to work. Considered obsolete.
Freedom from pain. Considered obsolete.
Relieving pain or fatigue.
Another term for hydroponics.
A reversible physiopathologic state consisting of unnoticed, misdirected neurophysiologic reactions to various agents (environmental events, bodily sensations, emotions, and thoughts) and the repercussions of these reactions throughout the organism.
Of or relating to agriculture
1. Cultivating plants in earth. 2.The study or science of agriculture.
hydroponics, hydroponic, hydroponically:
1. The process of growing plants without soil, in beds of sand, gravel, or similar supporting material flooded with nutrient solutions.
2. The growing of plants in a nutrient liquid with or without gravel or another supporting medium.
hydroponist, hydroponicist:
One who practices hydroponics.
The building or garden in which hydroponics is produced.
philopony, philoponous:
Industrious; a fondness for work and putting forth an effort to achieve objectives; a strong work ethic.
1. A system of therapy in which misdirected neurophysiologic reactions are made perceptible (as by the oscilloscope, electromyograph, etc.) and used as a guide in recognizing and correcting such undesirable responses (dysponesis). Also called effort training.
2. A technique of training dependent on perception of errors by observation of physiological parameters; such as, biofeedback training.
1. An instrument for estimating and recording sensitiveness to pain.
2. An instrument for recording graphically the progressive fatigue of a contracting muscle.
1. Making an effort to palpitate one's heart; that is, to cause the heart to beat rapidly or to pulsate or to throb with some kind of physical exertion.
2. A rarely used term for a condition of irritating the heart when palpitation is excited by slight exertion.
ponopathy:1. Nervous exhaustion.
2. Characteristics of mental or physical fatigue or body weakness after performing, or trying to perform, everyday activities, and the inability to recover from that fatigue by normal periods of rest or relaxation.

1. A fear of overwork or an abnormal distaste for exerting oneself or of becoming fatigued.
2. A dread of pain.