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



    BrE BrE//ˈθerəpɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈθerəpɪst//
    Medical staff, Mental health care
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  1. 1(especially in compounds) a specialist who treats a particular type of illness or problem, or who uses a particular type of treatment a speech therapist a beauty therapist see also occupational therapist, physiotherapist See related entries: Medical staff, Mental health care
  2. 2= psychotherapist See related entries: Mental health care
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: therapist