Pronunciation: (ther'u-pist), [key]
1. a person trained in the use of physical methods, as exercises, heat treatments, etc., in treating or rehabilitating the sick or wounded or helping patients overcome physical defects.
2. a person trained in the use of psychological methods for helping patients overcome psychological problems.
3. Also,ther•a•peu•tistPronunciation: (ther"u-pyOO'tist). [key]a person, as a doctor, skilled in therapeutics.
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