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


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

Origin of hydropathy

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

Related forms

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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British Dictionary definitions for hydropathy


/ (haɪˈdrɒpəθɪ) /


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

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