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)

naturopath

play \ˈnā-chər-ə-ˌpath, ˈna-\ noun

naturopathic

play \ˌnā-chər-ə-ˈpa-thik, ˌna-; nə-ˌtyu̇r-ə-, -ˌtu̇r-\ adjective

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First Known Use of naturopathy

1901


NATUROPATHY Defined for English Language Learners

naturopathy

noun

Definition of naturopathy for English Language Learners

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


Medical Dictionary

naturopathy

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

medical Definition of naturopathy

plural naturopathies
: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)

naturopathic

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

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