Ayurveda

noun
Ay·​ur·​ve·​da | \ ˌī-ər-ˈvā-də How to pronounce Ayurveda (audio) , -ˈve- \
variants: or less commonly ayurveda

Definition of Ayurveda

: a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India and seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy

Other Words from Ayurveda

Ayurvedic \ ˌī-​ər-​ˈvā-​dik How to pronounce Ayurvedic (audio) , -​ˈve-​ \ or less commonly ayurvedic adjective

First Known Use of Ayurveda

1788, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Ayurveda

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

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“Ayurveda.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Ayurveda. Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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Ayurveda

noun
Ay·​ur·​ve·​da | \ ˌī-yər-ˈvād-ə, -ˈved- How to pronounce Ayurveda (audio) \

Medical Definition of Ayurveda

: a form of alternative medicine that is the traditional system of medicine of India, that preceded and evolved independently of Western medicine, and that seeks to treat and integrate body, mind, and spirit using a comprehensive holistic approach especially by emphasizing diet, herbal remedies, exercise, meditation, breathing, and physical therapy

Other Words from Ayurveda

Ayurvedic \ -​ik How to pronounce Ayurvedic (audio) \ adjective
Ayurvedist \ -​əst How to pronounce Ayurvedist (audio) \ noun

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