Definition of therapy in English:

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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.
treatment, remedy, cure
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.
psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, analysis, counseling


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

Words that rhyme with therapy

aromatherapy, chemotherapy, hypnotherapy, physiotherapy, psychotherapy, radiotherapy

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Syllabification: ther·a·py

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