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English adjective: therapeutic

1. therapeutic tending to cure or restore to health

SamplesCurative powers of herbal remedies.
Her gentle healing hand.
Remedial surgery.
A sanative environment of mountains and fresh air.
A therapeutic agent.
Therapeutic diets.

Synonymsalterative, curative, healing, remedial, sanative



2. therapeutic relating to or involved in therapy

SamplesTherapeutic approach to criminality.


English noun: therapeutic

1. therapeutic (artifact) a medicine or therapy that cures disease or relieve pain

Synonymscurative, cure, remedy

Broader (hypernym)medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine

Narrower (hyponym)acoustic, alleviant, alleviator, antidote, application, balm, catholicon, counterpoison, cure-all, emetic, lenitive, lotion, magic bullet, nauseant, nostrum, ointment, palliative, panacea, preventative, preventive, prophylactic, salve, unction, unguent, vomit, vomitive

Part meronymintervention, treatment

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