homeopathic medicine

noun

: a system of alternative medicine 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 : homeopathy

Examples of homeopathic medicine in a Sentence

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Word History

First Known Use

1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of homeopathic medicine was in 1828

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“Homeopathic medicine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/homeopathic%20medicine. Accessed 17 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

homeopathic medicine

noun
: a system of alternative medicine 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 : homeopathy
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