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. Marygrace Berberian:

    Coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness.

  3. The FDA:

    The reason they got warning letters is not what is or isn't in the product, it's because they made therapeutic claims.

  4. Sethu Reddy:

    That makes me more comfortable that this therapeutic area is real, and not a flash in the pan and the mechanism is real.

  5. Carole Sztalryd:

    [Brown fat cells] are an attractive therapeutic target for weight loss, and for anti-obesity or anti-type 2 Diabetes (T2D) therapies.

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