Definition of therapy in English:

therapy

Syllabification: ther·a·py
Pronunciation: /ˈTHerəpē
 
/

noun (plural therapies)

  • 1Treatment intended to relieve or heal a disorder: a course of antibiotic therapy cancer therapies
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    • These medical therapies are aimed at reducing the viral load and hence induce early remission.
    • Genomics is promoting a tremendous interest in novel therapies of which gene therapies will be only a minority.
    • Many health and fitness salons provide hair salons, beauty treatments and massage therapies.
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  • 1.1The treatment of mental or psychological disorders by psychological means: he is currently in therapy [as modifier]: therapy sessions
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    • You know it was bad enough in therapy having to relive my childhood but this is so much worse.
    • Relate offers both a diploma and a Masters in couples therapy, as well as a diploma in psychosexual therapy.
    • The evidence concerns a kind of psychological therapy known as debriefing.
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Origin

mid 19th century: from modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia 'healing', from therapeuein 'minister to, treat medically'.

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