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



    BrE BrE//ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪk//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌθerəˈpjuːtɪk//
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  1. 1[usually before noun] designed to help treat an illness the therapeutic properties of herbs
  2. 2helping you to relax Painting can be very therapeutic. I find listening to music very therapeutic.
  3. Word Originmid 17th cent.: via modern Latin from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein ‘minister to, treat medically’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: therapeutic