hydropathy


hy·drop·a·thy

noun \hī-ˈdrä-pə-thē\

Definition of HYDROPATHY

:  a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally — compare hydrotherapy
hy·dro·path·ic \ˌhī-drə-ˈpa-thik\ adjective

Origin of HYDROPATHY

International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1843

hy·drop·a·thy

noun \hī-ˈdräp-ə-thē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural hy·drop·a·thies

Medical Definition of HYDROPATHY

: a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally—compare hydrotherapy
hy·dro·path·ic \ˌhī-drə-ˈpath-ik\ adjective
hy·dro·path·i·cal·ly \-i-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

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