- of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.
- a therapeutic substance.
Origin of therapeutic
Examples from the Web for therapeutical
In medicine, friction, whether simple or conjoined with liniments, is a therapeutical agent of considerable power.
Still, it may be necessary to resort to the therapeutical diagnosis as in the preceding instance.
The various causes of obstruction besides calculi do not offer an inviting field for the exercise of therapeutical skill.
The therapeutical results of nearly half a century of painful experiments—we seek them in vain.Vivisection
In its therapeutical effects it resembles hydrocyanic acid, but is less active.
- of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
- serving or performed to maintain healththerapeutic abortion
Word Origin and History for therapeutical
pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Modern Latin therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (genitive therapontos) "attendant." Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."
- Having or exhibiting healing powers.
- Of or relating to therapeutics.