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adj. also ther·a·peu·ti·cal (-tĭ-kəl)
1. Having or exhibiting healing powers: a therapeutic agent; therapeutic exercises.
2. Of or relating to the medical treatment of a disease or condition.
A drug or other therapeutic agent.

[New Latin therapeuticus, from Greek therapeutikos, from therapeutēs, one who administers, from therapeuein, to serve, administer treatment, from theraps, therap-, attendant; see therapy.]

ther′a·peu′ti·cal·ly adv.
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Adv.1.therapeutically - for therapeutic purposes
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