therapist

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noun ther·a·pist \ˈther-ə-pist\

Definition of therapist

  1. :  one specializing in therapy; especially :  a person trained in methods of treatment and rehabilitation other than the use of drugs or surgery a speech therapist

Examples of therapist in a sentence

  1. He works with a therapist to improve his speech.

1886

First Known Use of therapist

1886



THERAPIST Defined for English Language Learners

therapist

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noun ther·a·pist \ˈther-ə-pist\

Definition of therapist for English Language Learners

  • : a person trained in methods of treating illnesses especially without the use of drugs or surgery

  • : a person who helps people deal with mental or emotional problems by talking about those problems : a person trained in psychotherapy


THERAPIST Defined for Kids

therapist

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noun ther·a·pist \ˈther-ə-pəst\

Definition of therapist for Students

  1. :  a person specializing in treating disorders or injuries of the body or mind especially in ways that do not involve drugs and surgery a speech therapist


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therapist

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noun ther·a·pist \ˈther-ə-pəst\

Medical Definition of therapist

  1. :  a person specializing in therapy; especially :  one trained in methods of treatment and rehabilitation other than the use of drugs or surgery


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