aromatherapy
noun Etymology: French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy Date: 1949 massage of the body and especially of the face with a preparation of fragrant essential oils extracted from herbs, flowers, and fruits; broadly the use of aroma to enhance a feeling of well-beingaromatherapeutic adjectivearomatherapist noun

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  • aromatherapy — [ə rō΄mə ther′ə pē] n. the use of aromatic oils from herbs, flowers, etc. for their supposed therapeutic effects when applied to the skin, as in massage, or when the scent is inhaled …   English World dictionary

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  • aromatherapy — a|ro|ma|ther|a|py [ ə,rəumə θerəpi ] noun uncount a health treatment in which oils with a nice smell are rubbed into your skin to make you feel relaxed. Someone who is trained to do aromatherapy is called an aromatherapist …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • aromatherapy — [[t]əro͟ʊməθe̱rəpi[/t]] N UNCOUNT Aromatherapy is a type of treatment which involves massaging the body with special fragrant oils …   English dictionary

  • aromatherapy — UK [əˌrəʊməˈθerəpɪ] / US [əˌroʊməˈθerəpɪ] noun [uncountable] a health treatment in which oils with a nice smell are rubbed into your skin to make you feel relaxed. Someone who is trained to do aromatherapy is called an aromatherapist …   English dictionary

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