[ ah-yer-vey-duh, -vee- ]
/ ˈɑ yərˌveɪ də, -ˌvi- /


the ancient Hindu art of medicine and of prolonging life.

Origin of Ayurveda

< Sanskrit, equivalent to āyur- life, vital power + veda knowledge

Related forms

A·yur·ve·dic, adjective
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/ (ˈɑːjʊˌveɪdə, -ˌviːdə) /


Hinduism an ancient medical treatise on the art of healing and prolonging life, sometimes regarded as a fifth Veda

Derived Forms

Ayurvedic, adjective

Word Origin for Ayurveda

from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge
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