hydropathy

noun
hy·​drop·​a·​thy | \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

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hydropathic \ˌhī-​drə-​ˈpa-​thik \ adjective

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Spas sprang up to serve people seeking the benefits of hydropathy, a treatment involving a copious intake of water. Contributing Writer, NOLA.com, "The 1810 revolution that made the North Shore part of Louisiana," 10 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of hydropathy

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydropathy was in 1843

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hydropathy

noun
hy·​drop·​a·​thy | \hī-ˈdräp-ə-thē \
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 \ adjective
hydropathically \-​i-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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