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na•tur•op•a•thy  (nā′chə ropə thē, nach′ə-),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. Holistic Therapy, Medicinea system or method of treating disease that employs no surgery or synthetic drugs but uses special diets, herbs, vitamins, massage, etc., to assist the natural healing processes.
na•tur•o•path  (nāchər ə path′, nachər-),USA pronunciation n.  na′tur•o•pathic, adj. 
  • 1900–05; nature + -o- + -pathy


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naturopathy /ˌneɪtʃəˈrɒpəθɪ/ n
  1. a method of treating disorders, involving the use of herbs and other naturally grown foods, sunlight, fresh air, etc
    Also called: nature cure

naturopath /ˈneɪtʃərəˌpæθ/ n naturopathic /ˌneɪtʃərəˈpæθɪk/ adj



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