homeopathy

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of homeopathy

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


First Known Use: 1826


HOMEOPATHY Defined for English Language Learners

homeopathy

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

Definition of homeopathy for English Language Learners

  • : 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


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

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homoeopathic

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homeopathically

or British

homoeopathically

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Variants of homeopathy

or British

homoeopathy

\ˌhō-mē-ˈäp-ə-thē, ˌhäm-ē-\play play

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