homeopathic

adjective
ho·​meo·​path·​ic | \ ˌhō-mē-ə-ˈpa-thik How to pronounce homeopathic (audio) \

Definition of homeopathic

1 : of or relating to homeopathy
2 : of a diluted or insipid nature a homeopathic abolitionist— W. A. White

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Other Words from homeopathic

homeopathically \ ˌhō-​mē-​ə-​ˈpa-​thi-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce homeopathic (audio) \ adverb

Examples of homeopathic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Phoenix now sells oleandrin as a homeopathic medicine, a type of remedy not reviewed by the FDA for safety and effectiveness. Dallas News, 15 July 2021 Humans have an almost homeopathic reaction to the urgency embedded in certain artistic messages, especially those that unsettle us most deeply. Washington Post, 15 July 2021 The patient did however report ingesting a homeopathic remedy and turned it over to the doctors for further analysis. Victoria Forster, Forbes, 1 June 2021 In the world of homeopathic medicine, using the aroma of plant extracts (such as essential oils) to treat symptoms is called aromatherapy. Allison Young, Good Housekeeping, 19 May 2021 Then, on April 28th, those search terms were all overshadowed—by a factor of three—by queries for an obscure homeopathic nasal spray. Rahul Bhatia, The New Yorker, 10 May 2021 Mindright’s recipe is inspired by homeopathic medicine’s historic use of these ingredients to reduce stress and lift spirits. Alexandra Sternlicht, Forbes, 10 Mar. 2021 Many Pakistanis seek care from homeopathic providers and chiropractors. New York Times, 31 Mar. 2021 There is no doubt that this market segmentation will continue to give you ageless comfort of pure homeopathic skincare regimes. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 1 Mar. 2021

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First Known Use of homeopathic

1830, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for homeopathic

homeo- + -pathic, after German homöopathisch

Note: The German adjective was introduced by Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843), the founder of homeopathy, probably first in the essay "Fingerzeige auf den homöopathischen Gebrauch der Arzeien in der bisherigen Praxis," Journal der practischen Arzneykunde und Wundarzneykunst, edited by C. W. Hufeland, Band 26, 2. Theil (1807), pp. 5-43. Upon introducing the word, Hahnemann defines it in a footnote: "Homöopathisch ist, was ein ὅμοιον πάθος, ein ähnliches Leiden zu erzeugen Tendenz hat" ("Homeopathic is that which tends to produce a hómoion páthos, a similar suffering") (p. 8). See also allopathic.

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21 Jul 2021

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“Homeopathic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeopathic. Accessed 23 Jul. 2021.

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