Homeopathy Ho*me*op"a*thy, n. [Gr. ? likeness of condition or feeling; ? like (fr. ? same; cf. {Same}) + ? to suffer: cf. F. hom['e]opathie. See {Pathos}.] (Med.) The art of curing, founded on resemblances; the theory and its practice that disease is cured (tuto, cito, et jucunde) by remedies which produce on a healthy person effects similar to the symptoms of the complaint under which the patient suffers, the remedies being usually administered in minute doses. This system was founded by Dr. Samuel Hahnemann, and is opposed to {allopathy}, or {heteropathy}. [Written also {hom[oe]opathy}.] [1913 Webster]

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  • Homoeopathy — Homoeopathic Ho m[oe]*o*path ic, a., Homoeopathist Ho m[oe]*op a*thist, n., Homoeopathy Ho m[oe]*op a*thy, n. Same as {Homeopathic}, {Homeopathist}, {Homeopathy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • homoeopathy — n. see homeopathy …   Medical dictionary

  • HOMOEOPATHY —    a method of treating diseases advocated by HAHNEMANN (q.v. HAHNEMANN, SAMUEL) which professes to cure a disease by administering in small quantities medicines that would produce it in a healthy person …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • homoeopathy — ho|moe|op|athy [ˌhəumiˈɔpəθi US ˌhoumiˈa:p ] n [U] a British spelling of ↑homeopathy …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • homoeopathy — [[t]ho͟ʊmiɒ̱pəθi[/t]] see homeopathy …   English dictionary

  • homoeopathy — n. method for treating disease in which a patient receives small doses of a remedy that would produce symptoms of the disease in a healthy personho·moe·op·a·thy || ‚həʊmɪ É‘pəθɪ / É’p …   English contemporary dictionary

  • homoeopathy — noun variant spelling of homeopathy …   English new terms dictionary

  • homoeopathy — noun (U) a British spelling of homeopathy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • homoeopathy — n.; see homeopathy …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • homoeopathy — UK [ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ] / US [ˌhoʊmɪˈɑpəθɪ] homeopathy …   English dictionary

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