hydropathy

noun

hy·​drop·​a·​thy hī-ˈdrä-pə-thē How to pronounce hydropathy (audio)
: a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally compare hydrotherapy
hydropathic 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

1843, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydropathy was in 1843

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“Hydropathy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydropathy. Accessed 22 Jul. 2024.

Medical Definition

hydropathy

noun
hy·​drop·​a·​thy hī-ˈdräp-ə-thē How to pronounce hydropathy (audio)
plural hydropathies
: a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally compare hydrotherapy
hydropathic adjective
hydropathically adverb

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