- hydropathy; hydrotherapy.
- a method of torture in which the victim is forced to drink great quantities of water.
Origin of water cure
First recorded in 1835–45
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Examples from the Web for water cure
"Keep the sermon for the cripples at the water-cure," said Davis, savagely.Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2)
Charles James Lever
I have since come a degree nearer on cracked wheat at a water-cure!
People are beginning to talk of the gas-cure, as they did of the water-cure.Loss and Gain
John Henry Newman
"The water-cure is the only remedy for me when I am unwell," quoth the Portuguese.What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales
Hans Christian Andersen
Miss Muller called and swept her off to the Water-cure in the afternoon.
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