Meaning of THERAPY in English

ˈtherəpē, -pi noun

( -es )

Etymology: New Latin therapia, from Greek therapeia attendance, medical treatment, from therapeuein to attend, treat + -ia -y — more at therapeutic

1. : treatment of disease in animals or plants by therapeutic means

specific therapy

surgical therapy

dance therapy

— often used in combination

chemo therapy

syphilo therapy

hydro therapy

2. : psychotherapy


a. : treatment of the maladjusted (as prisoners, social agency clients) through a program of clinical, custodial, or casework services in order to further their restoration to society

b. : a force working to relieve a social tension

recreation activities provide a form of community therapy

a human relations program as therapy for workers

Webster's New International English Dictionary.      Новый международный словарь английского языка Webster.