: not relating to, being, or providing therapy: not therapeutic… social pressures that encourage the nontherapeutic use of drugs in sports …— Andrew A. Skolnicktaking diet pills for nontherapeutic reasons
Recent Examples on the WebAs part of this effort, researchers at Columbia University conducted a counterfactual exercise to answer an important question: What would have happened if nontherapeutic interventions in the United States had started before March 15?
Ben Santer, Scientific American, 10 July 2020
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