What does the word therapeutic mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Having healing qualities; curative.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Pertaining to medical science therapeutical.

Usage examples for therapeutic

  1. Tobacco, often called weed, was only discouraged during physical training, thus at one point in Chapter 15 Tom recommends smoking to Hardy for an almost therapeutic purpose. – Tom Brown at Oxford by Thomas Hughes
  2. We cannot pretend to produce a reconciliation between these dissentient schools; all we desire, is to sum up what observation has suggested to us, on account of the practical and therapeutic interest belonging to the subject. – On the cattle plague: or, Contagious typhus in horned cattle. Its history, origin, description, and treatment by Honoré Bourguignon
  3. Hence we see that, contrary to what is generally believed, radium itself is of little direct therapeutic value. – The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays by J. (John) Joly