[ ther-uh-pyoo-tik ]
/ ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk /
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adjective Also ther·a·peu·ti·cal.
of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.
a therapeutic substance.
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Origin of therapeutic
1535–45; <New Latin therapeuticus<Greek therapeutikós, equivalent to therapeú(ein) to attend, treat medically (akin to therápōn attendant) + -tikos-tic
OTHER WORDS FROM therapeutic
ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly, adverbnon·ther·a·peu·tic, adjectivenon·ther·a·peu·ti·cal, adjectivenon·ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
un·ther·a·peu·tic, adjectiveun·ther·a·peu·ti·cal, adjectiveun·ther·a·peu·ti·cal·ly, adverb
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How to use therapeutic in a sentence
In its therapeutical effects it resembles hydrocyanic acid, but is less active.
The Hippocratic maxim was a step towards a correct solution of the therapeutical operations of remedial agents.The Action of Medicines in the System|Frederick William Headland
The rest of the house was given up to the most magnificent electro-therapeutical equipment I have ever seen or heard of.A Surgeon in Belgium|Henry Sessions Souttar
Of these, however, only one has stood the test of therapeutical experiment—morphia.Insomnia; and Other Disorders of Sleep|Henry M. Lyman
And has magnetism been the occasion of any therapeutical discovery any where?
British Dictionary definitions for therapeutic
/ (ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk) /
of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
serving or performed to maintain healththerapeutic abortion
Derived forms of therapeutictherapeutically, adverb
Word Origin for therapeutic
C17: from New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein to minister to, from theraps an attendant
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