Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Wikipedia.
The ancient Hindu science of health and medicine, based on maintaining balance among the five elements earth, air, fire, water, and ether.
[Sanskrit āyurvedaḥ : āyuḥ, life, health; see aiw- in Indo-European roots + vedaḥ, knowledge, lore; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Hinduism) Hinduism an ancient medical treatise on the art of healing and prolonging life, sometimes regarded as a fifth Veda
[from Sanskrit, from āyur life + veda knowledge]
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
the conventional Hindu system of medicine, founded chiefly on naturopathy and homeopathy. — Ayurvedic, adj.See also: Hinduism
-Ologies & -Isms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.
From the Sanskrit words “ayur,” meaning life, and veda,” meaning knowledge, a traditional Indian text referring to ayurvedic medicine.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Ayurveda - (Sanskrit) an ancient medical treatise summarizing the Hindu art of healing and prolonging life; sometimes regarded as a 5th Veda|
Hindooism, Hinduism - a body of religious and philosophical beliefs and cultural practices native to India and based on a caste system; it is characterized by a belief in reincarnation, by a belief in a supreme being of many forms and natures, by the view that opposing theories are aspects of one eternal truth, and by a desire for liberation from earthly evils
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
Ayurveda[ˌɑːjʊərˈveɪdə] n → ayurveda m, ayurvéda m
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005