Kneippism

noun

Kneipp·​ism
ˈnīˌpizəm
variants or less commonly Kneipp's cure
ˈnīps-
or Kneipp cure
: treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy (as walking barefoot in morning dew)

Word History

Etymology

Kneippism from Sebastian Kneipp †1897 German priest who developed it + English -ism; Kneipp's cure or Kneipp cure after S. Kneipp, translation of German Kneippsche kur or Kneipp-kur

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“Kneippism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Kneippism. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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