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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [kahy-ruh-prak-tik]
    • /ˌkaɪ rəˈpræk tɪk/
    • /ˈkaɪ.rəʊ.præk.tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [kahy-ruh-prak-tik]
    • /ˌkaɪ rəˈpræk tɪk/

Definitions of chiropractic word

  • uncountable noun chiropractic Chiropractic is the treatment of injuries by pressing and moving people's joints, especially the spine. 3
  • noun chiropractic a system of treating bodily disorders by manipulation of the spine and other parts, based on the belief that the cause is the abnormal functioning of a nerve 3
  • noun chiropractic the science and art of restoring or maintaining health, practiced by a licensed professional, based on the theory that disease is caused by interference with nerve function, and employing manipulation of the body joints, esp. of the spine, to restore normal nerve function 3
  • noun chiropractic a therapeutic system based primarily upon the interactions of the spine and nervous system, the method of treatment usually being to adjust the segments of the spinal column. 1
  • noun chiropractic a chiropractor. 1
  • noun chiropractic A system of complementary medicine based on the diagnosis and manipulative treatment of misalignments of the joints, especially those of the spinal column, which are held to cause other disorders by affecting the nerves, muscles, and organs. 1

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Origin of chiropractic

First appearance:

before 1895
One of the 18% newest English words
1895-1900, Americanism; chiro- + -practic < Greek praktikós; see practical

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chiropractic popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 71% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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