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aromatherapy

aromatherapy

noun aro·ma·ther·a·py \ə-ˌrō-mə-ˈther-ə-pē\

: the use of natural oils that have a pleasant smell to make a person feel better especially by rubbing the oils into the skin

Full Definition of AROMATHERAPY

:  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-being
aro·ma·ther·a·peu·tic \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\ adjective
aro·ma·ther·a·pist \-ˈther-ə-pist\ noun

Origin of AROMATHERAPY

French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy
First Known Use: 1949

aromatherapy

noun aro·ma·ther·a·py \ə-ˌrō-mə-ˈther-ə-pē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural aro·ma·ther·a·pies

Medical Definition of AROMATHERAPY

:  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-being
aro·ma·ther·a·pist \-pəst\ noun

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