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ho·me·op·a·thy

 (hō′mē-ŏp′ə-thē)
n. pl. ho·me·op·a·thies
A system for treating disease based on the administration of minute doses of a drug that in massive amounts produces symptoms in healthy individuals similar to those of the disease itself.

ho′me·o·path′ (-ə-păth′), ho′me·op′a·thist n.
ho′me·o·path′ic adj.
ho′me·o·path′i·cal·ly adv.
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homeopathy

(ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ) or

homoeopathy

n
(Complementary Medicine) a method of treating disease by the use of small amounts of a drug that, in healthy persons, produces symptoms similar to those of the disease being treated. Compare allopathy
homeopathic, homoeopathic adj
ˌhomeoˈpathically, ˌhomoeoˈpathically adv
homeopathist, homoeopathist homeopath, homoeopath n
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ho•me•op•a•thy

(ˌhoʊ miˈɒp ə θi)

n.
a method of treating disease by minute doses of drugs that in a healthy person would produce symptoms similar to those of the disease (opposed to allopathy).
[1820–30]
ho′me•o•path` (-əˌpæθ) ho`me•op′a•thist, n.
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ho·me·op·a·thy

(hō′mē-ŏp′ə-thē)
A system for treating disease in which patients are given tiny doses of a drug that, when given in large amounts to healthy people, produces symptoms like those of the disease itself. Homeopathy is a kind of alternative medicine.
The American Heritage® Student Science Dictionary, Second Edition. Copyright © 2014 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
allopathy, homeopathy - Allopathy is treatment to suppress the symptoms of illness using the principle of opposites, while homeopathy encourages, rather than suppresses, the body's reaction to an illness.
See also related terms for illness.
Farlex Trivia Dictionary. © 2012 Farlex, Inc. All rights reserved.

homeopathy, homoeopathy

the method of treating diseases by drugs that produce symptoms similar to those of the disease. — homeopathist, homoeopathist, homeopath, homoeopath, n. — homeopathic, homoeopathic, adj.
See also: Remedies
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homeopathy

A system based on the principle of “like curing like,” which aims to treat the whole person and is the opposite of allopathic medicine in that it does not aim to suppress the symptoms of illness.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homeopathy - a method of treating disease with small amounts of remedies that, in large amounts in healthy people, produce symptoms similar to those being treated
medical aid, medical care - professional treatment for illness or injury
allopathy - the usual method of treating disease with remedies that produce effects differing from those produced by the disease itself
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Translations
homeopatie
homøopati
homeopatia
homeopatija
homeopátia
ホメオパシー
동종 요법동종요법
homeopati
phép chữa vi lượng đồng căn

homeopathy

[ˌhəʊmiˈɒpəθi] homoeopathy (British) nhoméopathie fhome owner homeowner [ˈhəʊməʊnər] npropriétaire mfhome page n (on Internet)page f d'accueilhomeroom teacher n (US)professeur mf principal(e)home rule nautonomie fhome run n (BASEBALL)coup m de circuitHome Secretary n (British)ministre m de l'Intérieurhome shopping
n (by post, telephone) achat par correspondance ou par téléphone; (by television)téléachat m; (by computer)achat m en ligne
modif [catalogue] → de vente par correspondance; [TV channel] → de téléachat
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

homeopathy

homoeopathy [ˌhəʊmɪˈɒpəθɪ] nomeopatia
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

homeopathy

مُعَالَـجَةٌ مِثْليَّةٌ homeopatie homøopati Homöopathie ομοιοπαθητική homeopatía homeopatia homéopathie homeopatija omeopatia ホメオパシー 동종 요법 homeopathie homøopati homeopatia homeopatia гомеопатия homeopati วิธีการรักษาโดยใช้ยาจำนวนเล็กน้อยที่จะสร้างระบบเชื้อโรคในคนที่มีร่างกายแข็งแรง homeopati phép chữa vi lượng đồng căn 顺势疗法
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

ho·me·op·a·thy

n. homeopatía, curación por medio de medicamentos diluidos en cantidades ínfimas que producen efectos semejantes a los síntomas producidos por la enfermedad.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

homeopathy

n homeopatía, sistema curativo en que se administra dosis pequeñas de sustancias que en dosis más grandes podrían causar o agravar la misma enfermedad que se pretende curar
English-Spanish/Spanish-English Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.