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allopathy

[ uh-lop-uh-thee ]

noun

  1. the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated ( homeopathy ).


allopathy

/ əˈlɒpəθɪ; ˌæləˈpæθɪk /

noun

  1. the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease Compare homeopathy


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Derived Forms

  • ˌalloˈpathically, adverb
  • allopathic, adjective
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Other Words From

  • al·lo·path·ic [al-, uh, -, path, -ik], adjective
  • allo·pathi·cal·ly adverb
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Word History and Origins

Origin of allopathy1

From the German word Allopathie, dating back to 1835–45. See allo-, -pathy
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Example Sentences

Your letters would be antidotal, and thus, by a sort of mental allopathy, beneficial.

A school of medicine midway between Allopathy and Christian Science.

Hydropathy and Allopathy in their practice are like the poles asunder.

Christian Science and allopathy don't mix,' I says, 'and you'd starve, that's what you'd do.

I told him in plain words he would be better off rollin' allopathy pills.

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