[ ney-chuh-rop-uh-thee, nach-uh- ]
/ ˌneɪ tʃəˈrɒp ə θi, ˌnætʃ ə- /
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a system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.
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OTHER WORDS FROM naturopathyna·tur·o·path [ney-cher-uh-path, nach-er-], /ˈneɪ tʃər əˌpæθ, ˈnætʃ ər-/, nounna·tur·o·path·ic, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for naturopathy
/ (ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ) /
a method of treating disorders, involving the use of herbs and other naturally grown foods, sunlight, fresh air, etcAlso called: nature cure
Derived forms of naturopathynaturopath (ˈneɪtʃərəˌpæθ), nounnaturopathic (ˌneɪtʃərəˈpæθɪk), adjective
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Medical definitions for naturopathy
[ nā′chə-rŏp′ə-thē ]
A system of therapeutics in which surgery and prescription medications are avoided, and preparations such as vitamins, nutritional supplements, and herbs are used to treat and prevent disease.
Other words from naturopathyna′tur•o•path′ (nā′chər-ə-păth′, nə-chur′-) n.na′tur•o•path′ic adj.
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