therapeutic

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Etymology[edit]

From New Latin therapeuticus (curing, healing), from Ancient Greek θεραπευτικός (therapeutikós, attentive, helpful, obliging, curative), from θεραπευτής (therapeutḗs, one who waits on another, an attendant), from θεραπεύω (therapeúō, I wait on, attend, serve, cure).

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  • IPA(key): /θɛɹəˈpjuːtɪk/, enPR: thĕr'ə-pyo͞oʹtĭk

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therapeutic (comparative more therapeutic, superlative most therapeutic)

  1. Of, or relating to therapy.
  2. Having a positive effect on the body or mind.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Thomas Browne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Therapeutic or curative physic.
    • (Can we date this quote by Isaac Watts and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Medicine is justly distributed into prophylactic, or the art of preserving health, and therapeutic, or the art of restoring it.

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Noun[edit]

therapeutic (plural therapeutics)

  1. (medicine) A therapeutic agent

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Adjective[edit]

therapeutic (not comparable)

  1. therapeutic (pertaining to therapy)

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