EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun the branch of therapeutics that deals with the curative use of water. the treatment of physical disability, injury, or illness by immersion of all or part of the body in water to facilitate movement, promote wound healing, relieve pain, etc., usually under the supervision of a trained therapist. Related forms hy·dro·ther·a·pist, noun
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Examples from the Web for hydrotherapy Historical Examples of hydrotherapy British Dictionary definitions for hydrotherapy noun med the treatment of certain diseases by the external use of water, esp by exercising in water in order to mobilize stiff joints or strengthen weakened muscles Also called: water cure Compare hydropathy Derived Forms hydrotherapic ( ˌhaɪdrəʊθɪˈræpɪk), adjective hydrotherapist, noun
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hydrotherapy [hī′drə-thĕr ′ə-pē] n. External use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases.
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