Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Treatment of illness, injury, or disability.
  • noun Psychotherapy.
  • noun Healing power or quality.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The treatment of disease; therapeutics; therapeusis: now used chiefly in compounds: as, neurotherapy.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Therapeutics.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Treatment of disease or disability, physical or mental.
  • noun Healing power or quality.
  • verb transitive To treat with a therapy.
  • verb intransitive To undergo a therapy.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun (medicine) the act of caring for someone (as by medication or remedial training etc.)

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein, to treat medically; see therapeutic.]

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From Ancient Greek θεραπεία (therapeia, "service, medical treatment"), from θεραπεύω (therapeuō, "I serve, treat medically").

Examples

  • Because the term therapy is usually used in medicine when there is a disease or condition that requires therapy and the menopause transition is a normal physiological process, this chapter will use the more neutral term “hormone treatment” instead of “hormone therapy.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Because the term therapy is usually used in medicine when there is a disease or condition that requires therapy and the menopause transition is a normal physiological process, this chapter will use the more neutral term “hormone treatment” instead of “hormone therapy.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Because the term therapy is usually used in medicine when there is a disease or condition that requires therapy and the menopause transition is a normal physiological process, this chapter will use the more neutral term “hormone treatment” instead of “hormone therapy.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • Because the term therapy is usually used in medicine when there is a disease or condition that requires therapy and the menopause transition is a normal physiological process, this chapter will use the more neutral term “hormone treatment” instead of “hormone therapy.”

    Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause

  • I think clowns were invented by therapists to secure their livelyhood. the tormenting of people young and old to ensure that we end up in therapy is an atrocity that goes unnoticed everyday in this country!

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  • One of the easiest ways to help overcome your fear or inability to talk in therapy is to write down some things that are important to you to talk about before session.

    Dr. John Grohol: Psychotherapy Advice: 6 Ways to Get More Out of Your Therapy Session

  • Mark Hlatky of Stanford University says that life-long statin therapy is the most expensive way to reduce heart risk, especially using potent brand-name versions, which cost up to $4 a day.

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  • I use the term therapy loosely but I will bet that insurance companies pay for it.

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  • "She's using the word therapy here, but I don't consider this therapy," said

    NY Daily News

  • Prescriptions are sometimes necessary as short term therapy, but other methods can be used to correct ailments in the long term.

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