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noun therapy pronunciation in American English /ˈθerəpi/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a form of treatment for an illness or medical condition

    Massage is one of the oldest therapies.

    drug therapy

  2. 2
    [uncountable] a form of treatment for someone with mental illness or emotional problems that involves talking to them or asking them to do things

    Some of her clients needed intensive therapy.

    in therapy:

    Her son is in therapy.

    1. a.
      [countable/uncountable] an activity that makes you feel happy or that helps you to deal with your problems

      Fishing has always been a perfect therapy for me.



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