hydropathy

noun
hy·​drop·​a·​thy | \ hī-ˈdrä-pə-thē How to pronounce hydropathy (audio) \

Definition of hydropathy

: a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally — compare hydrotherapy

Other Words from hydropathy

hydropathic \ ˌhī-​drə-​ˈpa-​thik How to pronounce hydropathy (audio) \ adjective

Examples of hydropathy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Spas sprang up to serve people seeking the benefits of hydropathy, a treatment involving a copious intake of water. Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hydropathy

1843, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydropathy. Accessed 19 Jan. 2022.

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hydropathy

noun
hy·​drop·​a·​thy | \ hī-ˈdräp-ə-thē How to pronounce hydropathy (audio) \
plural hydropathies

Medical Definition of hydropathy

: a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally — compare hydrotherapy

Other Words from hydropathy

hydropathic \ ˌhī-​drə-​ˈpath-​ik How to pronounce hydropathy (audio) \ adjective
hydropathically \ -​i-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce hydropathy (audio) \ adverb

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