water cure

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water cure

n.
Hydropathy or hydrotherapy.
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water cure

n
1. (Complementary Medicine) med a nontechnical name for hydropathy, hydrotherapy
2. informal a form of torture in which the victim is forced to drink very large amounts of water
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