aromatherapy

[ uh-roh-muh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ əˌroʊ məˈθɛr ə pi /

noun

the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior.
treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances.

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Origin of aromatherapy

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for aromatherapy

aromatherapy
/ (əˌrəʊməˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the use of fragrant essential oils extracted from plants as a treatment in complementary medicine to relieve tension and cure certain minor ailments

Derived forms of aromatherapy

aromatherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for aromatherapy

aromatherapy
[ ə-rō′mə-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.
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