Definition of homeopathy noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English also homoeo-) noun
BrE BrE//ˌhəʊmiˈɒpəθi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhoʊmiˈɑːpəθi//
; BrE BrE//ˌhɒmiˈɒpəθi//
; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːmiˈɑːpəθi//
[uncountable] Complementary medicine
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a system of treating diseases or conditions using very small amounts of the substance that causes the disease or condition Wordfinderacupuncture, chiropractor, complementary medicine, herbalism, holistic, homeopathy, hypnotist, massage, reflexology, treatment See related entries: Complementary medicine Word Originearly 19th cent.: coined in German from Greek homoios ‘like’ + patheia ‘suffering, feeling’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: homeopathy