electrotherapist

electrotherapist
elec·tro·ther·a·pist (e-lek″tro-therґə-pist) a person trained in using electricity for therapeutic purposes.

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  • electrotherapist — /i lek troh ther euh pist/, n. a person who specializes in electrotherapeutics. [1925 30; ELECTROTHERAP(Y) + IST] * * * …   Universalium

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  • electrotherapist — /əlɛktroʊˈθɛrəpəst/ (say uhlektroh theruhpuhst), /i / (say ee ) noun someone who specialises in electrotherapeutics. Also, electrotherapeutist /əˌlɛktroʊθɛrəˈpjutəst/ (say uh.lektrohtheruh pyoohtuhst), /i / (say ee ) …   Australian-English dictionary

  • electrotherapist — noun someone who specializes in the treatment of disease by electricity (Freq. 1) • Derivationally related forms: ↑electrotherapy • Hypernyms: ↑therapist, ↑healer * * * “+ noun : one that practices electrotherapy * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • e|lec|tro|ther|a|peu|tist — «ih LEHK troh THEHR uh PYOO tihst», noun. = electrotherapist. (Cf. ↑electrotherapist) …   Useful english dictionary

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