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aromatherapy

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

Simple Definition of aromatherapy

  • : 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

  1. :  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·ticplay \-ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\ adjective
aro·ma·ther·a·pistplay \-ˈther-ə-pist\ noun

Origin of aromatherapy

French aromathérapie, from Latin aroma + French thérapie therapy


First Known Use: 1949


Medical Dictionary

aromatherapy

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

Medical Definition of aromatherapy

plural aro·ma·ther·a·pies

  1. :  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

  2. aro·ma·ther·a·pist \-pəst\play noun




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