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Date: 1800-1900
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: therapia, from Greek therapeia, from therapeuein 'to attend, treat'

therapy

noun
     
ther‧a‧py plural therapies
1MH [uncountable and countable] the treatment of an illness or injury over a fairly long period of time:
new drug therapies
radiation therapy for cancer treatment
2MH [uncountable] the treatment or examination of someone's mental problems by talking to them for a long time about their feelings [= psychotherapy]
in therapy
Rob was in therapy for several years.
a therapy group

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