follow Dictionary.com

8 Wintry Words to Defrost Your Vocabulary

aromatherapy

[uh-roh-muh-ther-uh-pee] /əˌroʊ məˈθɛr ə pi/
noun
1.
the use of fragrances to affect or alter a person's mood or behavior.
2.
treatment of facial skin by the application of fragrant floral and herbal substances.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for aroma therapy

aromatherapy

/əˌrəʊməˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun
1.
the use of fragrant essential oils extracted from plants as a treatment in complementary medicine to relieve tension and cure certain minor ailments
Derived Forms
aromatherapist, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for aroma therapy

aromatherapy

n.

by 1992, from French aromathérapie, attested from 1930s; see aroma + therapy.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
aroma therapy in Medicine

aromatherapy a·ro·ma·ther·a·py (ə-rō'mə-thěr'ə-pē)
n.
The use of selected fragrant substances in lotions and inhalants in an effort to affect mood and promote health.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for aromatherapy

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for aroma

7
8
Scrabble Words With Friends