What does therapeutic mean?

Definitions for therapeutic
ˌθɛr əˈpyu tɪkther·a·peu·tic

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. remedy, curative, cure, therapeuticadjective

    a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  2. curative, healing(p), alterative, remedial, sanative, therapeuticadjective

    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, therapeuticaladjective

    relating to or involved in therapy

    "therapeutic approach to criminality"


  1. therapeuticadjective

    Of, or relating to therapy.

  2. therapeuticadjective

    Having healing powers.


  1. therapeutic

    A therapy or medical treatment (often abbreviated tx, Tx, or Tx) is the attempted remediation of a health problem, usually following a medical diagnosis. As a rule, each therapy has indications and contraindications. There are many different types of therapy. Not all therapies are effective. Many therapies can produce unwanted adverse effects. Medical treatment and therapy are generally considered synonyms. However, in the context of mental health, the term therapy may refer specifically to psychotherapy.


  1. therapeutic

    Therapeutic refers to anything related to the treatment, healing, or alleviation of symptoms of diseases, illnesses or disorders. It typically involves methods or techniques that are intended to improve someone's physical or mental health well-being. This can include medicinal drugs, therapy sessions, exercises, or other health procedures.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Therapeuticadjective

    alt. of Therapeutical

  2. Therapeuticnoun

    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.]

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  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

Examples of therapeutic in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Benjamin Corb:

    President Trump pushed hard for a long time for hydroxychloroquine as a therapeutic for COVID even while the science behind the drugs use was unproven, medical experts talked openly about the unproven claims, and recently weve seen the science prove that this drug just isnt a viable therapeutic.

  3. Sanjeev Nanda:

    If your are upset about therapeutic dating you do not know the damaging potential

  4. 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.

  5. Lucinda Williams:

    I write first for myself as a therapeutic process, to get stuff out and to deal with it.

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