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n. pl. hy·drop·a·thies
Internal and external use of water as a therapeutic treatment for all forms of disease.
hy′dro·path′ic (hī′drə-păth′ĭk), hy′dro·path′i·cal adj.
hy·drop′a·thist, hy′dro·path′ n.
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(Complementary Medicine) a pseudoscientific method of treating disease by the use of large quantities of water both internally and externally. Also called: water cure Compare hydrotherapy
hydropathic, ˌhydroˈpathical adj
hyˈdropathist, ˈhydroˌpath n
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hy•drop•a•thy(haɪˈdrɒp ə θi)
a method of treating disease by immersing the body or body part in water, by taking water internally, or both.
hy•dro•path•ic (ˌhaɪ drəˈpæθ ɪk) hy`dro•path′i•cal, adj.
hy•drop′a•thist, hy′dro•path`, n.
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the “water cure,” first developed in Germany in 1825. Also called hydriatrics. — hydropathist, n. — hydropathic, adj.See also: Water
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