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Beyond the placebo effect, homeopathy is not generally accepted as effective.
  questionable medical treatment via the administration of small, highly diluted quantities of a medicinal substance to cure conditions that would be caused by higher doses of the same medical substance

or more rarely (and some would say incorrectly) as a synonym for herbal or natural medications
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  • Beyond the placebo effect, homeopathy is not generally accepted as effective.
  • Don Apolinar Moscote made fun of his faith in homeopathy, but those who were in on the plot recognized another one of their people in him.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • I had acupuncture treatments, homeopathy, Chinese herbal medicines, and a wonderful masseur who Mary called "Mad Charles" and who worked with me constantly.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao’s Last Dancer
  • He had been assured—such things are said—that cigars were excellent for the health, and he was quite capable of believing it; but he knew as little about tobacco as about homeopathy.
    Henry James  --  The American

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  • A little boy of five years old, in the premature manliness of the present epoch, threw in his playthings; a college graduate, his diploma; an apothecary, ruined by the spread of homeopathy, his whole stock of drugs and medicines; a physician, his library; a parson, his old sermons; and a fine gentleman of the old school, his code of manners, which he had formerly written down for the benefit of the next generation.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Earth’s Holocaust
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Associated words [difficulty]:   homeopathy [9] , Valium [6] , amphetamine [6] , Xanax [7] , antihistamine [8] , diuretic [9] , methylphenidate [9]
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