balneotherapy

[ bal-nee-oh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌbæl ni oʊˈθɛr ə pi /
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noun

the treatment of diseases, injuries, and other physical ailments with baths and bathing, especially in natural mineral waters.

Nearby words

  1. balmoral,
  2. balmung,
  3. balmy,
  4. balneal,
  5. balneology,
  6. balochi,
  7. balon,
  8. baloney,
  9. balop,
  10. balopticon

Origin of balneotherapy

1880–85; balne- (see balneal) + -o- + therapy

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Examples from the Web for balneotherapy

  • These villas are fitted up with everything necessary for clinotherapy and balneotherapy, with fine recreation-rooms.

    South America To-day|Georges Clemenceau


British Dictionary definitions for balneotherapy

balneotherapy

/ (ˌbælnɪəˈθɛrəpɪ) /

noun

the treatment of disease by bathing, esp to improve limb mobility in arthritic and neuromuscular disorders
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