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THERAPEUTIC

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does therapeutic mean? 

THERAPEUTIC (noun)
  The noun THERAPEUTIC has 1 sense:

1. a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

  Familiarity information: THERAPEUTIC used as a noun is very rare.


THERAPEUTIC (adjective)
  The adjective THERAPEUTIC has 2 senses:

1. tending to cure or restore to health
2. relating to or involved in therapy

  Familiarity information: THERAPEUTIC used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


THERAPEUTIC (noun)


Sense 1therapeutic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

curative; cure; therapeutic; remedy

Hypernyms ("therapeutic" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "therapeutic"):

preventative; preventive; prophylactic (remedy that prevents or slows the course of an illness or disease)

catholicon; cure-all; nostrum; panacea (hypothetical remedy for all ills or diseases; once sought by the alchemists)

alleviant; alleviator; palliative (remedy that alleviates pain without curing)

balm; ointment; salve; unction; unguent (semisolid preparation (usually containing a medicine) applied externally as a remedy or for soothing an irritation)

magic bullet (a remedy (drug or therapy or preventive) that cures or prevents a disease)

application; lotion (liquid preparation having a soothing or antiseptic or medicinal action when applied to the skin)

lenitive (remedy that eases pain and discomfort)

emetic; nauseant; vomit; vomitive (a medicine that induces nausea and vomiting)

antidote; counterpoison (a remedy that stops or controls the effects of a poison)

acoustic (a remedy for hearing loss or deafness)

Holonyms ("therapeutic" is a part of...):

treatment (care by procedures or applications that are intended to relieve illness or injury)


THERAPEUTIC (adjective)


Sense 1therapeutic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Tending to cure or restore to health

Synonyms:

therapeutic; sanative; healing; curative; alterative; remedial

Context examples:

curative powers of herbal remedies / her gentle healing hand / remedial surgery / a sanative environment of mountains and fresh air / a therapeutic agent / therapeutic diets

Similar:

healthful (conducive to good health of body or mind)


Sense 2therapeutic [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Relating to or involved in therapy

Classified under:

Relational adjectives (pertainyms)

Synonyms:

therapeutical; therapeutic

Context example:

therapeutic approach to criminality

Pertainym:

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


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