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hydropathy

[hahy-drop-uh-thee] /haɪˈdrɒp ə θi/
noun
1.
the curing of disease by the internal and external use of water.
Origin of hydropathy
1835-1845
1835-45; hydro-1 + -pathy
Related forms
hydropathic
[hahy-druh-path-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈpæθ ɪk/ (Show IPA),
hydropathical, adjective
hydropathist, hydropath, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydropathy

hydropathy

/haɪˈdrɒpəθɪ/
noun
1.
a pseudoscientific method of treating disease by the use of large quantities of water both internally and externally Also called water cure Compare hydrotherapy
Derived Forms
hydropathic (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpæθɪk), hydropathical, adjective
hydropathist, hydropath, noun
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