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therapeutic

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

: producing good effects on your body or mind

: of or relating to the treatment of illness

Full Definition of THERAPEUTIC

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

Other Medicine Terms

analgesia, angina, diabetes, hepatitis, homeopathy, logorrhea, palliate, pandemic

Rhymes with THERAPEUTIC

therapeutic

adjective ther·a·peu·tic \-ˈpyüt-ik\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of THERAPEUTIC

1
:  of or relating to the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods <a therapeutic rather than a diagnostic specialty>
2
:  curative, medicinal <therapeutic activity of a drug> <therapeutic diets>
ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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