therapeutic

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
ther•a•peu•tic /ˌθɛrəˈpyutɪk/USA pronunciation   adj. Also, ˌther•aˈpeu•ti•cal. 
  1. of or relating to therapy:a therapeutic drug.
  2. serving to maintain or restore health:a therapeutic abortion.
  3. having a good effect on one's mental state, esp. in serving to relax or calm:Playing with the kids was therapeutic after a hard day at the office.
ther•a•peu•ti•cal•ly, adv. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
ther•a•peu•tic  (ther′ə pyo̅o̅tik),USA pronunciation adj. Also, ther′a•peuti•cal. 
  1. of or pertaining to the treating or curing of disease;
    curative.

n. 
  1. a therapeutic substance.
ther′a•peuti•cal•ly, adv. 
  • Greek therapeutikós, equivalent. to therapeú(ein) to attend, treat medically (akin to therápōn attendant) + -tikos -tic
  • Neo-Latin therapeuticus
  • 1535–45

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
therapeutic /ˌθɛrəˈpjuːtɪk/ adj
  1. of or relating to the treatment of disease; curative
  2. serving or performed to maintain health: therapeutic abortion
Etymology: 17th Century: from New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeuein to minister to, from theraps an attendant

ˌtheraˈpeutically adv
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