Therapeutic meaning

thĕrə-pyo͝otĭk
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The definition of therapeutic is having healing or curative powers for a disease or ailment.

An example of therapeutic is a heating pad for muscle cramps.

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Having or exhibiting healing powers.

A therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.

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Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
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Having or exhibiting healing powers.

A therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.

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Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
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A drug or other therapeutic agent.
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A drug or other therapeutic agent.
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Of therapeutics.
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Having or exhibiting healing powers.

A therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.

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Relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
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A drug or other therapeutic agent.
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Of, or relating to therapy.
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Having a positive effect on the body or mind.
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Origin of therapeutic

  • New Latin therapeuticus from Greek therapeutikos from therapeutēs one who administers from therapeuein to serve, administer treatment from theraps therap- attendant therapy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • New Latin therapeuticus from Greek therapeutikos from therapeutēs one who administers from therapeuein to serve, administer treatment from theraps therap- attendant therapy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From New Latin therapeuticus (“curing, healing"), from Ancient Greek θεραπευτικός (therapeutikos, “attentive, helpful, obliging, curative"), from θεραπευτής (therapeutÄ“s, “one who waits on another, an attendant"), from θεραπεύω (therapeuō, “I wait on, attend, serve, cure").

    From Wiktionary