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Definition of "therapeutic" []

  • Having or exhibiting healing powers: a therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises. (adjective)
  • Of or relating to therapeutics. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "therapeutic" in a sentence
  • "The American Life League, an anti-abortion group, says on its website that "the use of the term 'therapeutic' is another pro-abortion attempt to sanitize a repulsive act.""
  • "Mr. Farthing is among a number of soldiers who had informally adopted stray dogs during their tours of duty for what he calls therapeutic value."
  • "So we have developed at Cedar Sinai in our laboratory, what we call a therapeutic brain cancer vaccine, where we actually take the tumor out at surgery."