therapeutic

  • 1 Therapeutic — Ther a*peu tic, Therapeutical Ther a*peu tic*al, a. [F. th[ e]rapeutique, Gr. ?, from ? attendant, servant, ? to serve, take care of, treat medically, ? attendant, servant.] (Med.) Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 therapeutic — (adj.) pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Mod.L. therapeuticus curing, healing, from Gk. therapeutikos, from therapeutes one ministering, from therapeutein to cure, treat, of unknown… …

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  • 3 therapeutic — [ther΄ə pyo͞ot′ik] adj. [ModL therapeuticus < Gr therapeutikos < therapeutēs, attendant, servant, one who treats medically < therapeuein, to nurse, treat medically] 1. a) serving to cure or heal; curative b) serving to preserve health… …

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  • 4 Therapeutic — Ther a*peu tic, n. One of the Therapeut[ae]. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 5 therapeutic — index curative, cure, medicinal, palliative (abating), remedial, salubrious, salutary Burton s Legal Th …

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  • 6 therapeutic — [adj] healing ameliorative, analeptic, beneficial, corrective, curative, good, remedial, restorative, salubrious, salutary, sanative; concept 537 Ant. damaging, harmful, hurtful, injurious, untherapeutic …

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  • 7 therapeutic — ► ADJECTIVE 1) relating to the healing of disease. 2) having a good effect on the body or mind. DERIVATIVES therapeutically adverb therapeutics plural noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 Therapeutic — Relating to therapeutics, that part of medicine concerned specifically with the treatment of disease. The therapeutic dose of a drug is the amount needed to treat a disease. Something that is therapeutic is good for the individual. It is often… …

    Medical dictionary

  • 9 therapeutic — adjective Etymology: Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein to attend, treat, from theraps attendant Date: 1646 1. of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods < a therapeutic rather than a diagnostic… …

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  • 10 therapeutic — ther|a|peu|tic [ ,θerə pjutık ] adjective * 1. ) helping to treat or cure illness: Scientists want to investigate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. a therapeutic treatment/drug 2. ) an activity that is therapeutic makes you feel better or… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 11 therapeutic — [[t]θe̱rəpju͟ːtɪk[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED If something is therapeutic, it helps you to relax or to feel better about things, especially about a situation that made you unhappy. It s so therapeutic, a bit like meditation. 2) ADJ: usu ADJ n Therapeutic… …

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  • 12 therapeutic */ — UK [ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪk] / US [ˌθerəˈpjutɪk] adjective 1) helping to treat or cure illness Scientists want to investigate the therapeutic effects of acupuncture. a therapeutic treatment/drug 2) an activity that is therapeutic makes you feel better or… …

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  • 13 therapeutic — ther|a|peu|tic [ˌθerəˈpju:tık] adj [Date: 1500 1600; : Greek; Origin: therapeutikos, from therapeuein; THERAPY] 1.) making you feel calm and relaxed ▪ I find swimming very therapeutic. ▪ the therapeutic effect of gardening 2.) [usually before… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 therapeutic — adjective 1 intended to help treat or cure an illness: Nettles contain vitamins that have a therapeutic value. 2 making you feel calm and relaxed: I find swimming very therapeutic. therapeutically / kli/ adverb …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 therapeutic — ther•a•peu•tic [[t]ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk[/t]] adj. Also, ther a•peu′ti•cal. 1) of or pertaining to the treating or curing of disease or disorders; curative; rehabilitative 2) serving to maintain or restore health: therapeutic abortion[/ex] 3) having a… …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16 therapeutic — adj. 1 of, for, or contributing to the cure of disease. 2 contributing to general, esp. mental, well being (finds walking therapeutic). Derivatives: therapeutical adj. therapeutically adv. therapeutist n. Etymology: attrib. use of therapeutic,… …

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  • 17 therapeutic — therapeutically, adv. /ther euh pyooh tik/, adj. Also, therapeutical. 1. of or pertaining to the treating or curing of disease; curative. n. 2. a therapeutic substance. [1535 45; < NL therapeuticus < Gk therapeutikós, equiv. to therapeú(ein) to… …

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  • 18 therapeutic — adj. Therapeutic is used with these nouns: ↑abortion, ↑application, ↑benefit, ↑effect, ↑effectiveness, ↑implication, ↑massage …

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  • 19 therapeutic — adjective the therapeutic effects of acupuncture Syn: healing, curative, remedial, medicinal, restorative, salubrious, health giving, tonic, reparative, corrective, beneficial, good, salutary Ant: harmful …

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  • 20 therapeutic — /θɛrəˈpjutɪk/ (say theruh pyoohtik) adjective Also, therapeutical. 1. relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative. –noun 2. a drug or other substance with a therapeutic use. {New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from… …

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