Ther`a*peu"tic (?), Ther`a*peu"tic*al (?), a. [F. th'erapeutique, Gr. , from attendant, servant, to serve, take care of, treat medically, attendant, servant.] Med.
Of or pertaining to the healing art; concerned in discovering and applying remedies for diseases; curative.
or curative physic."
Sir T. Browne.
Medicine is justly distributed into "prophylactic," or the art of preserving health, and therapeutic, or the art of restoring it.
© Webster 1913.