hydropathy

[ hahy-drop-uh-thee ]
/ haɪˈdrɒp ə θi /
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noun

the curing of disease by the internal and external use of water.

Nearby words

  1. hydronic,
  2. hydronitrogen,
  3. hydronium ion,
  4. hydropac,
  5. hydropathic,
  6. hydropericarditis,
  7. hydropericardium,
  8. hydroperitoneum,
  9. hydroperoxide,
  10. hydrophane

Origin of hydropathy

First recorded in 1835–45; hydro-1 + -pathy

Related formshy·dro·path·ic [hahy-druh-path-ik] /ˌhaɪ drəˈpæθ ɪk/, hy·dro·path·i·cal, adjectivehy·drop·a·thist, hy·dro·path, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for hydropathy

hydropathy

/ (haɪˈdrɒpəθɪ) /

noun

a pseudoscientific method of treating disease by the use of large quantities of water both internally and externallyAlso called: water cure Compare hydrotherapy
Derived Formshydropathic (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpæθɪk) or hydropathical, adjectivehydropathist or hydropath, noun

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