Definition of holistic adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//həʊˈlɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hoʊˈlɪstɪk//
    ; BrE BrE//hɒˈlɪstɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//hɑːˈlɪstɪk//
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  1. 1(informal) considering a whole thing or being to be more than a collection of parts a holistic approach to life
  2. 2(medical) treating the whole person rather than just the symptoms (= effects) of a disease holistic medicine Wordfinderacupuncture, chiropractor, complementary medicine, herbalism, holistic, homeopathy, hypnotist, massage, reflexology, treatment
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: holistic