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homeopathy

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noun ho·me·op·a·thy \ˌhō-mē-ˈä-pə-thē, ˌhä-\

Simple Definition of homeopathy

  • : a system for treating illnesses that uses very small amounts of substances that would in larger amounts produce symptoms of the illnesses in healthy people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of homeopathy

  1. :  a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce in healthy persons symptoms similar to those of the disease

homeopath

play \ˈhō-mē-ə-ˌpath\ noun

Origin and Etymology of homeopathy

German Homöopathie, from homöo- homeo- + -pathie -pathy


First Known Use: 1826


Medical Dictionary

homeopathy

noun ho·me·op·a·thy

Medical Definition of homeopathy

plural

homeopathies

  1. :  a system of medical practice that treats a disease especially by the administration of minute doses of a remedy that would in larger amounts produce symptoms in healthy persons similar to those of the disease—compare allopathy 1

homeopathic

or British

homoeopathic

\ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈpath-ik\play adjective

homeopathically

or British

homoeopathically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb


Variants of homeopathy

or British

homoeopathy

\ˌhō-mē-ˈäp-ə-thē, ˌhäm-ē-\play play

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