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Definition of "integrative" []

  • Of or relating to integration. (adjective)
  • Tending or serving to integrate. (adjective)
  • Relating to a multidisciplinary, holistic approach to medicine that combines conventional treatments with alternative therapies such as homeopathy or naturopathy. (adjective)
  • A type of bargaining in which all parties involved recognize that there are common problems requiring mutual resolution (noun)

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Use "integrative" in a sentence
  • "The term integrative medicine describes a combination of conventional and CAM therapies."
  • "I have received communications from individuals worried that the IOM is opening itself up to certifying medical quackery just by using the term integrative medicine."
  • "The new wave of so-called integrative physicians have co-opted the term integrative, but is unclear to me what they are integrating."