EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the method of treating disease by the use of agents that produce effects different from those of the disease treated (opposed to homeopathy). Origin of allopathy
dating back to
-pathy Related forms al·lo·path·ic , [al- uh- path-ik] /ˌæl əˈpæθ ɪk/ adjective al·lo·path·i·cal·ly, adverb
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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'
I have known it succeed in cholera cases sometimes, however, as well as the
He said that the aim of
allopathy was to poison him; of hydropathy to drown him; and of homeopathy to let him die unaided. British Dictionary definitions for allopathy noun the orthodox medical method of treating disease, by inducing a condition different from or opposed to the cause of the disease Compare homeopathy Derived Forms allopathic ( ˌæləˈpæθɪk), adjective allopathically, adverb
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Word Origin and History for allopathy n.
1842, "treatment of disease by remedies that produce effects opposite to the symptoms," from German
Allopathie (Hahnemann), from Greek allos "other" (see alias) + -patheia, "suffering, disease, feeling" (see -pathy). The term applied by homeopathists to traditional medicine.
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n. A method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects antagonistic to those caused by the disease itself. Related forms al′lo•path ( ′ic ăl′ə-păth) ′ĭk adj.
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