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Topic: MEDICINE

Date: 1500-1600
Language: Greek
Origin: therapeutikos, from therapeuein; THERAPY

therapeutic

adjective
     
ther‧a‧peu‧tic
1 making you feel calm and relaxed:
I find swimming very therapeutic.
the therapeutic effect of gardening
2M [usually before noun] relating to the treatment or cure of an illness [↪ therapy]:
Some claim that the herb has therapeutic value for treating pain.
therapeutically adverb
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