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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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

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

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therapeutically

play \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of therapeutic in a sentence

  1. the therapeutic benefits of yoga

  2. Gardening can be very therapeutic.

  3. the therapeutic effects of radiation



Origin and Etymology of therapeutic

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


First Known Use: 1646

Rhymes with therapeutic

hermeneutic, parachutic, propaedeutic


THERAPEUTIC Defined for Kids

therapeutic

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

Definition of therapeutic for Students




Medical Dictionary

therapeutic

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adjective ther·a·peu·tic \-ˈpyüt-ik\

Medical Definition of therapeutic

  1. 1:  of, relating to, or used in the treatment of disease or disorders by remedial agents or methods :  curative, medicinal <… the dose was increased to 8 mg per day, which is the higher end of the therapeutic dosage range.—Hasan B. Alam et al., The New England Journal of Medicine, 8 Oct. 2009> <Conscious sedation is used increasingly in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, ranging from gastrointestinal endoscopy to minor surgery in patients who are relaxed, but responsive.—The Journal of the American Medical Association, 22 Sept. 1993> <They confirmed the therapeutic effect of supplemental light in treating winter depression with phototherapy.—Richard Wurtman and Judith Wurtman, Scientific American, January 1989>

  2. 2:  having a beneficial effect on the body or mind <California psychotherapist Annette Goodheart believes not only that laughter can be therapeutic but also that therapy needs to include laughter.—Jeff Wagenheim, New Age Journal, Winter 1993>

therapeutically

\-i-k(ə-)lē\play adverb <a therapeutically effective regimen> <therapeutically equivalent drugs>




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