- of or relating to the treating or curing of disease; curative.
- a therapeutic substance.
Origin of therapeutic
Examples from the Web for therapeutically
Historical Examples of therapeutically
Therapeutically they use it with honey, locally for sore throat.The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines
T. H. Pardo de Tavera
The most valuable preparation, therapeutically, ever offered.
Therapeutically, there is nothing that could be more beneficial to the human system.Valere Aude
Digitalis has been found to produce partial to complete heart block when therapeutically administered.Arteriosclerosis and Hypertension:
Louis Marshall Warfield
All the beasts are therapeutically useful to man, but few more so than Asinus, the Ass.Adventures and Enthusiasms
E. V. Lucas
- of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
- serving or performed to maintain healththerapeutic abortion
Word Origin for therapeutic
pertaining to the healing of disease, 1640s, probably shortened from therapeutical (c.1600), from Modern Latin therapeuticus "curing, healing," from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutes "one ministering," from therapeutein "to cure, treat," of unknown origin, related to therapon (genitive therapontos) "attendant." Therapeutic was used from 1540s as a noun meaning "the branch of medicine concerned with treatment of disease."
- Having or exhibiting healing powers.
- Of or relating to therapeutics.