What does therapeutic mean?

Definitions for therapeuticˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪk

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word therapeutic.

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"


  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

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Therapeutic

    ther-a-pū′tik, adj. pertaining to the healing art: curative.—adv. Therapeu′tically.—n.sing. Therapeu′tics, that part of medicine concerned with the treatment and cure of diseases.—n. Therapeu′tist, one versed in therapeutics. [Gr. therapeuein, to take care of, to heal.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of therapeutic in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of therapeutic in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Van Etten:

    It is draining but healing. It comes from a therapeutic place.

  2. Charles Rosin:

    There's something intrinsically therapeutic about choosing to spend your time in a wide, open park- like setting that non-golfers can never truly understand.

  3. Suzanne Craft:

    Alzheimer's is a devastating illness, for which even small therapeutic gains have the potential to improve quality of life and significantly reduce the overall burden for patients, families and society, future studies are warranted to examine the safety and efficacy of this promising treatment.

  4. Isabelle Claudet:

    The main problem is that it is considered as a safe product because it is used for its hair effect, but people forget its main indication as a hypotensive agent, at therapeutic dosage, there is usually no serious adverse effect, but for a child, some milliliters or a teaspoon can lead to long-lasting hypotension.

  5. The FDA:

    The two contraindications help to clarify the narrow population of patients in which laparoscopic power morcellation may be an appropriate therapeutic option, for example, some younger women who are interested in maintaining their ability to have children or wish to keep their uterus intact after being informed of the risks may be candidates for this procedure.

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