Therapy definition

thĕrə-pē
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Healing power or quality.

The therapy of fresh air and sun.

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Psychotherapy.
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Treatment of illness, injury, or disability.
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The treatment of disease or of any physical or mental disorder by medical or physical means.
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Treatment of illness, injury, or disability.
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Therapy is defined as treatment for a physical or mental disorder.

An example of therapy is a course of physical exercises for a walking disability.

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Treatment of disease or disability, physical or mental.
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To treat with a therapy.
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(intransitive) To undergo a therapy.
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Psychotherapy.
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Healing power or quality.

The therapy of fresh air and sun.

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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
therapy
Plural:
therapies

Origin of therapy

  • New Latin therapia from Greek therapeia from therapeuein to treat medically therapeutic

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

  • From Ancient Greek θεραπεία (therapeia, “service, medical treatment"), from θεραπεύω (therapeuō, “I serve, treat medically").

    From Wiktionary