variants or less commonly Kneipp's cure
or Kneipp cure
: treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy (as walking barefoot in morning dew)

Word History


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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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