hydrotherapy

[ hahy-druh-ther-uh-pee ]
/ ˌhaɪ drəˈθɛr ə pi /

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.

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Origin of hydrotherapy

First recorded in 1875–80; hydro-1 + therapy

OTHER WORDS FROM hydrotherapy

hy·dro·ther·a·pist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hydrotherapy

hydrotherapy
/ (ˌhaɪdrəʊˈθɛrəpɪ) /

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 musclesAlso called: water cure Compare hydropathy

Derived forms of hydrotherapy

hydrotherapic (ˌhaɪdrəʊθɪˈræpɪk), adjectivehydrotherapist, noun
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Medical definitions for hydrotherapy

hydrotherapy
[ hī′drə-thĕrə-pē ]

n.

External use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases.
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