water cure

noun
1.
hydropathy; hydrotherapy.
2.
a method of torture in which the victim is forced to drink great quantities of water.

Origin:
1835–45

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water cure
 
n
1.  med hydropathy a nontechnical name for hydrotherapy
2.  informal a form of torture in which the victim is forced to drink very large amounts of water

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The water cure needs to continue for a minimum of seven days irrespective of concrete strength.
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