hydrotherapy

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noun hy·dro·ther·a·py \ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of hydrotherapy

  1. :  the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath) — compare hydropathy

Origin and Etymology of hydrotherapy

International Scientific Vocabulary


First Known Use: 1876


HYDROTHERAPY Defined for English Language Learners

hydrotherapy

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noun hy·dro·ther·a·py \ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē\

Definition of hydrotherapy for English Language Learners

  • : the use of water in the treatment of disease or injury


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hydrotherapy

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noun hy·dro·ther·a·py \-ˈther-ə-pē\

Medical Definition of hydrotherapy

plural

hydrotherapies

  1. :  the therapeutic use of water (as in a whirlpool bath)—compare hydropathy


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