alˌternative ˈmedicine


alˌternative ˈmedicine
noun [U]
medical treatments that are based on traditional ideas, not on modern methods

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  • alternative medicine — noun the practice of medicine without the use of drugs; may involve herbal medicines or self awareness or biofeedback or acupuncture • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑practice of medicine • Hyponyms: ↑herbal medicine * * * alˌternative ˈmedicine 7… …   Useful english dictionary

  • alternative medicine — al,ternative medicine noun uncount medical treatment using methods that are different from the usual Western scientific methods, for example HOMEOPATHY and ACUPUNCTURE => COMPLEMENTARY MEDICINE …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English