Therapeutic Definition

thĕrə-pyo͝otĭk
therapeutical
adjective
Serving to cure or heal; curative.
Webster's New World
Having or exhibiting healing powers.
A therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.
American Heritage Medicine
Serving to preserve health.
Therapeutic abortion.
Webster's New World
Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
American Heritage
Having or exhibiting healing powers.
A therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.
American Heritage
Antonyms:
untherapeuticinjurioushurtfulharmfuldamaging
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noun
A drug or other therapeutic agent.
American Heritage Medicine
A drug or other therapeutic agent.
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Origin of Therapeutic

  • 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

  • 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

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