naturopathy

noun
na·tu·rop·a·thy | \ ˌnā-chə-ˈrä-pə-thē \

Definition of naturopathy 

: a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (such as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (such as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)

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naturopath \ˈnā-chər-ə-ˌpath, ˈna- \ noun
naturopathic \ˌnā-chər-ə-ˈpa-thik, ˌna-; nə-ˌtyu̇r-ə-, -ˌtu̇r- \ adjective

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The Samueli’s donation is meant, in part, to elevate the study and practice of alternative medicine, including naturopathy and homeopathy. Gary Robbins, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Tidal wave of enrollment hits UC San Diego, UC Irvine," 28 Sep. 2017 Love-Robinson has pleaded not guilty to charges that include practicing medicine without a license, practice of naturopathy without a license, and grand theft. Marc Freeman, Sun-Sentinel.com, "Accused teen 'doctor' sentenced to year on Va. fraud charges," 22 May 2017 Young is not a medical doctor, but has degrees in naturopathy and nutrition from the Clayton College of Natural Health, a nonaccredited correspondence school in Alabama. Phil Diehl, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Sentencing delayed for pH Miracle author," 1 May 2017

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First Known Use of naturopathy

1901, in the meaning defined above

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naturopathy

noun

English Language Learners Definition of naturopathy

: the treatment of illness by using diet, herbs, exercises, etc., without using standard drugs or surgery

naturopathy

noun
na·tu·rop·a·thy
variants: also natureopathy \ˌnā-chə-ˈräp-ə-thē \
plural naturopathies

Medical Definition of naturopathy 

: a system of treatment of disease that avoids drugs and surgery and emphasizes the use of natural agents (as air, water, and herbs) and physical means (as tissue manipulation and electrotherapy)

Other words from naturopathy

naturopathic also natureopathic \ˌnā-chə-rə-ˈpath-ik, nə-ˌt(y)u̇r-ə- \ adjective

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