Kneipp"ism\, n. Also Kneipp's \Kneipp's\, or Kneipp \Kneipp\, cure \cure\ Treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy, as walking barefoot in the morning dew, baths, wet compresses, cold affusions, etc.; -- so called from its originator, Sebastian Kneipp (1821-97), a German priest.
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