American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or exhibiting healing powers: a therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.
- adj. Of or relating to therapeutics.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Curative; pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases. Also therapeutical.
- n. One of the Therapeutæ.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. (Med.) Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative.
- n. One of the Therapeutæ.
- adj. tending to cure or restore to health
- adj. relating to or involved in therapy
- n. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain
- From New Latin therapeuticus ("curing, healing"), from Ancient Greek θεραπευτικός (therapeutikos, "attentive, helpful, obliging, curative"), from θεραπευτής (therapeutēs, "one who waits on another, an attendant"), from θεραπεύω (therapeuō, "I wait on, attend, serve, cure"). (Wiktionary)
- New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutēs, one who administers, from therapeuein, to serve, administer treatment, from theraps, therap-, attendant; see therapy. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“The American Life League, an anti-abortion group, says on its website that "the use of the term 'therapeutic' is another pro-abortion attempt to sanitize a repulsive act.”
“Mr. Farthing is among a number of soldiers who had informally adopted stray dogs during their tours of duty for what he calls therapeutic value.”
“So we have developed at Cedar Sinai in our laboratory, what we call a therapeutic brain cancer vaccine, where we actually take the tumor out at surgery.”
“WEST: What we're saying is that we've done the first step toward what we call therapeutic cloning.”
“For example, there are hundreds of studies that show that a purposeful collaborative relationship between a therapist and the patient - what we call the therapeutic alliance - is related to therapeutic progress.”
“Spreading atomic waste throughout the entire cosmos is not what I call a therapeutic activity," retorted Mila.”
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