noun, plural ther·a·pies.

  1. the treatment of disease or disorders, as by some remedial, rehabilitating, or curative process: speech therapy.
  2. a curative power or quality.
  3. psychotherapy.
  4. any act, hobby, task, program, etc., that relieves tension.

noun plural -pies

    1. the treatment of physical, mental, or social disorders or disease
    2. (in combination)physiotherapy; electrotherapy

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.” n.

  1. The treatment of illness or disability.
  2. Psychotherapy.
  3. A healing power or quality.

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

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