Kneipp·​ism | \ ˈnīˌpizəm \
variants: or less commonly Kneipp's cure \ ˈnīps-​ \ or Kneipp cure

Definition of Kneippism

: treatment of disease by forms of hydrotherapy (as walking barefoot in morning dew)

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History and Etymology for Kneippism

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 13 Aug. 2020.

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