therapy

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noun ther·a·py \ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of therapy

plural

therapies

  1. :  therapeutic treatment especially of bodily, mental, or behavioral disorder

Examples of therapy in a Sentence

  1. He is undergoing cancer therapy.

  2. talking over my problem with you has been good therapy

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Origin and Etymology of therapy

New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein


First Known Use: circa 1846



THERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

therapy

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Definition of therapy for English Language Learners

  • : the treatment of physical or mental illnesses


THERAPY Defined for Kids

therapy

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noun ther·a·py \ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of therapy for Students

plural

therapies

  1. :  treatment of a disorder or injury of the body or mind


Medical Dictionary

therapy

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noun ther·a·py \ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of therapy

plural

therapies

  1. :  therapeutic treatment: asa:  remedial treatment of mental or bodily disorderb:  an agency (as treatment) designed or serving to bring about rehabilitation or social adjustment—see occupational therapy, recreational therapy



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