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Definition of therapy noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    therapy

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    noun
    NAmE//ˈθɛrəpi//
     
    (pl. therapies)
     
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  1. 1 [uncountable, countable] the treatment of a physical problem or an illness Most leukemia patients undergo some sort of drug therapy (= treatment using drugs). alternative/complementary/natural therapies (= treatments that do not use traditional drugs)
  2. 2[uncountable] = psychotherapy a therapy group She's in therapy. see also chemotherapy, group therapy, hormone replacement therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, radiotherapy, retail therapy, speech therapy
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