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water cure

noun

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


water cure

noun

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


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Word History and Origins

Origin of water cure1

First recorded in 1835–45
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Example Sentences

But I have personally no sympathy with the baigneurs who find such a water-cure place as Royat dull.

I have since come a degree nearer on cracked wheat at a water-cure!

I have seen a salt-water cure, where patients were made to remain in the ocean ten hours a day.

This, it will be seen, was a complete water-cure establishment.

He looked as though he was a sick orphan trying to save money enough to get to a water cure.

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