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Definition tending to cure or restore to health
  • I asked for a therapeutic massage, but it really hurt.
therapeutic = tending to cure or restore to health
  • As long as you don't lose your temper and give her actual reason to request the restriction of the Disturbed Ward, or the therapeutic benefits of Electro Shock, you are safe.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
  • therapeutic = tending to cure or restore to health
  • On the other hand, she blamed Dick for the immediate situation, and honestly thought that such an experiment might have a therapeutic value.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald  --  Tender is the Night
  • She went around into the aisle made by the coffee table and began to give all the pillows in sight a therapeutic beating up.
    J.D. Salinger  --  Franny and Zooey
  • Therapeutic Healing with a Twist
    Jaycee Lee Dugard  --  A Stolen Life
  • For example, there was a veteran whose most powerful therapeutic experience was helping his grandmother keep her small business running.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Quinine was a therapeutic poison, too, of first-class potency.
    Thomas Mann  --  The Magic Mountain
  • After the hospitalization, she went to a nearby hot-springs therapeutic center for rehabilitation.
    John Hersey  --  Hiroshima
  • But that was over two years ago, and it seemed that both time and a change of scenery had been wonderfully therapeutic.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • This talking about yourself in the third person is sort of therapeutic.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • "I've ordered complete bedrest and put her physical therapy on hold—she needs therapeutic exercise because of the wounds in her shoulder and hip."
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • But Mia had claimed that talking about her dead family an hour a week wasn't therapeutic.
    Gayle Forman  --  Where She Went
  • Long a believer in the therapeutic benefits of fresh air and exercise, he had become still more adamant on the subject during his years in Europe.
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • It's amazing how therapeutic telling all your problems to a total stranger can be.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • But over time it was hard to keep up the act, and our conversations drifted toward an almost therapeutic honesty.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • You make it sound therapeutic.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • He had had a terribly therapeutic yell at his prisoners and was now feeling quite relaxed and ready for a little callousness.
    Douglas Adams  --  The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • It started as a therapeutic exercise, something to calm me down.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Selection
  • I sit in my pajamas and eat a lot of ice cream—sulking is therapeutic!
    Gillian Flynn  --  Gone Girl
  • They temporarily eased the pain, and his presence alone was therapeutic.
    Betty Mahmoody  --  Not Without My Daughter

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