Definitions for therapeuticˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ther•a•peu•ticˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk(adj.)ther`a•peu′ti•cal.

  1. of or pertaining to the treating or curing of disease or disorders; curative; rehabilitative.

  2. serving to maintain or restore health:

    therapeutic abortion.

  3. having a beneficial effect on one's mental state, esp. in serving to relax or calm.

  4. (n.)a therapeutic substance.

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Origin of therapeutic:

1535–45; < Gk therapeutikós=therapeú(ein) to attend, treat medically (akin to therápōn attendant) +-tikos -tic


Princeton's WordNet

  1. remedy, curative, cure, therapeutic(adj)

    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  2. curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeutic(adj)

    tending to cure or restore to health

    "curative powers of herbal remedies"; "her gentle healing hand"; "remedial surgery"; "a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air"; "a therapeutic agent"; "therapeutic diets"

  3. therapeutic, therapeutical(adj)

    relating to or involved in therapy

    "therapeutic approach to criminality"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. therapeutic(adjective)ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk

    providing treatment for an injury or illness

    a therapeutic vaccine for certain types of cancer

  2. therapeuticˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk

    helping you to feel better or more relaxed

    The vacation was therapeutic.


  1. therapeutic(Adjective)

    Of, or relating to therapy.

  2. therapeutic(Adjective)

    Having healing powers.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therapeutic(adj)

    alt. of Therapeutical

  2. Therapeutic(noun)

    one of the Therapeutae

Translations for therapeutic

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


of or concerning the healing and curing of disease

therapeutic treatment/exercises.

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