hydropath

hydropathy

[hahy-drop-uh-thee]
noun
the curing of disease by the internal and external use of water.

Origin:
1835–45; hydro-1 + -pathy

hydropathic [hahy-druh-path-ik] , hydropathical, adjective
hydropathist, hydropath, noun
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hydropathy (haɪˈdrɒpəθɪ)
 
n
Compare hydrotherapy Also called: water cure a pseudoscientific method of treating disease by the use of large quantities of water both internally and externally
 
hydropathic
 
adj
 
hydro'pathical
 
adj
 
hy'dropathist
 
n
 
'hydropath
 
n

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