noun, plural ther·a·pies.
- therapeutic ratio,
- therapeutic virus,
- there are plenty of fish in the sea
Origin of therapy
Examples from the Web for therapy
Collaborating with him on a film was the best kind of therapy I could have asked for.
Hanging out backstage, documenting the performers and the life of the show, is like therapy for her, she says.
For months, I did my best to carry on while no therapy appointments were made, no grand apologetic gestures were offered.I Was Pregnant When He Hit Me. Here's #WhyIStayed.|Anonymous|September 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time to get this therapy.
Instead, we get a two-hour therapy session from Dustin Diamond.How Bad Was 'The Unauthorized Saved By the Bell Story'?|Kevin Fallon|September 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He developed an approach to therapy that encourages patients to re-experience repressed painful memories from childhood.
First, and perhaps most important, is the belief that therapy should do more than help clients with immediate problems.
Research and therapy now coincided in the attempt to discover the causes and the rational solution of this conflict.Collected Papers on Analytical Psychology|C. G. Jung
They make up one way of describing the ideal outcomes of therapy.
Even a political enemy, Governor Harvey, described him as skilled in the diagnosis and therapy of epidemic diseases.Medicine in Virginia, 1607-1699|Thomas P. Hughes
noun plural -pies
- the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
- (in combination)physiotherapy; electrotherapy
Word Origin for therapy
1846, "medical treatment of disease," from Modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia "curing, healing," from therapeuein "to cure, treat medically," literally "attend, do service, take care of;" related to therapon "servant, attendant."
Treatment intended to cure or alleviate an illness or injury, whether physical or mental.