hydrotherapy

noun
hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ ˌhī-drə-ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio) \

Definition of hydrotherapy

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

Examples of hydrotherapy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Players also objected to a ban on the use of showers and hydrotherapy. Ronald Blum, Houston Chronicle, "Baseball players respond to MLB on virus protocols," 21 May 2020 Another spot to find your Zen is in the water atrium, a hydrotherapy pool and cascading waterfall surrounded by two-story windows. al, "This island off the coast of Georgia offers a luxurious escape," 20 May 2020 The elite Battle Creek Sanitarium in Michigan, devoted to calisthenics, hydrotherapy and gut health, was founded in 1878 by John Harvey Kellogg, a physician obsessed with regular, splendid bowel movements, especially his own. Karen Heller, Washington Post, "Wellness is an industry, a journey and now a $5,000-a-year club," 6 Feb. 2020 Her specialties included hydrotherapy and electrotherapy, the use of water and electricity to treat illnesses and diseases. Louisville Courier Journal, The Courier-Journal, "This Black History Month, we honor 29 African American history makers from Kentucky," 3 Feb. 2020 Ryan House, Phoenix $7,500 Funding helps provide children who have life-threatening conditions with life-enhancing therapeutic activities including art, music, sensory and legacy building activities, hydrotherapy, and play. James Carr, azcentral, "143 Arizona charities awarded $1.8M in Season for Sharing grants," 8 Mar. 2020 The former Orioles likely made use of the property’s regulation baseball diamond, gym, locker room, batting cage and hydrotherapy shower room. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "Historic Mount Vernon mansion, once owned by congregation for African Americans, listed for $1.245 million," 11 Dec. 2019 The former Orioles likely made use of the property’s regulation baseball diamond, gym, locker room, batting cage and hydrotherapy shower room. Hallie Miller, chicagotribune.com, "Historic Maryland mansion, once owned by congregation for African Americans, listed for $1.245 million," 11 Dec. 2019 The former Orioles likely made use of the property’s regulation baseball diamond, gym, locker room, batting cage and hydrotherapy shower room. Hallie Miller, baltimoresun.com, "Historic Mount Vernon mansion, once owned by congregation for African Americans, listed for $1.245 million," 11 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of hydrotherapy

1876, in the meaning defined above

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“Hydrotherapy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydrotherapy. Accessed 6 Jun. 2020.

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hydrotherapy

noun
How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of hydrotherapy

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

hydrotherapy

noun
hy·​dro·​ther·​a·​py | \ -ˈther-ə-pē How to pronounce hydrotherapy (audio) \
plural hydrotherapies

Medical Definition of hydrotherapy

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

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