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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.
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Origin of hydropathy

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

OTHER WORDS FROM hydropathy

hy·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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How to use hydropathy in a sentence

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 forms of hydropathy

hydropathic (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈpæθɪk) or hydropathical, adjectivehydropathist or hydropath, noun
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