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therapeutic

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adjective ther·a·peu·tic \ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\

Simple Definition of therapeutic

  • : producing good effects on your body or mind

  • : of or relating to the treatment of illness

Full Definition of therapeutic

  1. 1 :  of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods <a therapeutic rather than a diagnostic specialty>

  2. 2 :  providing or assisting in a cure :  curative, medicinal <therapeutic diets> <a therapeutic investigation of government waste>

therapeutic noun
ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of therapeutic

  1. the therapeutic benefits of yoga

  2. Gardening can be very therapeutic.

  3. the therapeutic effects of radiation



Origin of therapeutic

Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein to attend, treat, from theraps attendant


First Known Use: 1646

Rhymes with therapeutic


THERAPEUTIC Defined for Kids

therapeutic

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adjective ther·a·peu·tic \ˌther-ə-ˈpyü-tik\

Definition of therapeutic




Medical Dictionary

therapeutic

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adjective ther·a·peu·tic \-ˈpyüt-ik\

Medical Definition of therapeutic

  1. 1:  of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods <a therapeutic rather than a diagnostic specialty>

  2. 2:  curative, medicinal <therapeutic activity of a drug> <therapeutic diets>

  3. ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb





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