water cure


noun

hydropathy; hydrotherapy.
a method of torture in which the victim is forced to drink great quantities of water.

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Origin of water cure

First recorded in 1835–45
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water cure

noun

med a nontechnical name for hydropathy, hydrotherapy
informal a form of torture in which the victim is forced to drink very large amounts of water
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