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noun [C or U] uk   /ˈθer.ə.pi/ us  
B2 a treatment that helps someone feel better, grow stronger, etc., especially after an illness: occupational therapy speech therapy group therapy Joining a club can be a therapy for loneliness.Describing medical treatment generally
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