hydropathy
noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1843 a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally — compare hydrotherapyhydropathic adjective

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  • Hydropathy — Hy*drop a*thy, n. [Hydro , 1 + Gr. ?, ?, to suffer.] The water cure; a mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hydropathy — ► NOUN ▪ the treatment of illness through the use of water, either internally or externally. DERIVATIVES hydropathic adjective hydropathist noun …   English terms dictionary

  • hydropathy — [hī dräp′ə thē] n. [ HYDRO + PATHY] a method of treatment that attempts to cure all diseases by the use of water, including consumption of mineral water and hydrotherapy hydropathic [hī΄drə path′ik] adj. hydropathist n …   English World dictionary

  • hydropathy — hydropathic /huy dreuh path ik/, hydropathical, adj. hydropathist, hydropath, n. /huy drop euh thee/, n. the curing of disease by the internal and external use of water. [1835 45; HYDRO 1 + PATHY] * * * ▪ medicine       therapeutic system that… …   Universalium

  • hydropathy — noun The therapeutic use of water, either internal or external Syn: hydrotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • hydropathy — The obsolete use of water to treat and cure disease. * * * hy·drop·a·thy hī dräp ə thē n, pl thies a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally compare HYDROTHERAPY hy·dro·path·ic …   Medical dictionary

  • hydropathy — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. physiotherapy, water treatment, cure; see therapy , treatment 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • hydropathy — study of treating diseases with water Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

  • hydropathy — hy·drop·a·thy || haɪ drÉ‘pəθɪ / drÉ’p n. treatment of disease by means of water …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hydropathy — [hʌɪ drɒpəθi] noun the treatment of illness through the use of water, either internally or externally. Derivatives hydropathic adjective hydropathist noun …   English new terms dictionary

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