Ayurveda

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

noun

the ancient Hindu art of medicine and of prolonging life.

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Origin of Ayurveda

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

OTHER WORDS FROM Ayurveda

A·yur·ve·dic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for Ayurveda

Ayurveda
/ (ˈɑːjʊˌveɪdə, -ˌviːdə) /

noun

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

Derived forms of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic, adjective

Word Origin for Ayurveda

from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge
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Medical definitions for Ayurveda

Ayurveda
[ ī′yər-vādə, -vē- ]

n.

The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine.
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