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ayurveda

noun, often capitalized ay·ur·ve·da \ˌī-ər-ˈvā-də, -ˈve-\

Definition of ayurveda

  1. :  a form of holistic alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India

ayurvedic \-dik\ adjective often capitalized


Origin of ayurveda

Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ, from āyuḥ life, vital power + vedaḥ knowledge


First Known Use: 1788


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