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Ayurveda

[ah-yer-vey-duh, -vee-] /ˈɑ yərˌveɪ də, -ˌvi-/
noun
1.
the ancient Hindu art of medicine and of prolonging life.
Origin
< Sanskrit, equivalent to āyur- life, vital power + veda knowledge
Related forms
Ayurvedic, adjective
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Ayurveda

/ˈɑːjʊˌveɪdə; -ˌviːdə/
noun
1.
(Hinduism) an ancient medical treatise on the art of healing and prolonging life, sometimes regarded as a fifth Veda
Derived Forms
Ayurvedic, adjective
Word Origin
from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge
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Word Origin and History for ayurvedic
ayurvedic
1917, "pertaining to traditional Hindu science of medicine," from ayurveda "science of life," from ayur "life" + veda "knowledge."
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