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homeopathynoun [U]

(UK also homoeopathy) uk   /ˌhəʊ.miˈɒp.ə.θi/  us   /ˌhoʊ.miˈɑː.pə-/
a ​system of ​treatingdiseases in which ​sickpeople are given very ​smallamounts of ​naturalsubstances that, in ​healthypeople, would ​produce the same ​effects as the ​diseasesproduce
homeopathic
adjective (UK also homoeopathic) uk   /-əˈpæθ.ɪk/  us   /-oʊˈpæθ.ɪk/
homeopathic ​medicine/​remedies
(Definition of homeopathy from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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homeopathynoun [U]

 us   /ˌhoʊ·miˈɑp·ə·θi/
a ​system of ​treatingdisease by giving ​extremelysmallamounts of ​naturalsubstances that, if given in ​largeramounts to ​healthypeople, would ​produce the same ​effects as the ​disease
homeopathic
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˌhoʊ·mi·əˈpæθ·ɪk/
homeopathic ​medicine
(Definition of homeopathy from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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