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therapy

[ther-uh-pee] /ˈθɛr ə pi/
noun, plural therapies.
1.
the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process:
speech therapy.
2.
a curative power or quality.
4.
any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; < Neo-Latin therapīa < Greek therapeía healing (akin to therápōn attendant)
Related forms
self-therapy, noun, plural self-therapies.
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British Dictionary definitions for self-therapy

therapy

/ˈθɛrəpɪ/
noun (pl) -pies
1.
  1. the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
  2. (in combination): physiotherapy, electrotherapy
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia attendance; see therapeutic
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Word Origin and History for self-therapy

therapy

n.

1846, "medical treatment of disease," from Modern Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia "curing, healing," from therapeuein "to cure, treat medically," literally "attend, do service, take care of;" related to therapon "servant, attendant."

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self-therapy in Medicine

therapy ther·a·py (thěr'ə-pē)
n.

  1. The treatment of illness or disability.

  2. Psychotherapy.

  3. A healing power or quality.

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self-therapy in Culture

therapy definition


Treatment intended to cure or alleviate an illness or injury, whether physical or mental.

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Slang definitions & phrases for self-therapy

therapy

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greyhound therapy


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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