hydropathy

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hy·drop·a·thy / hīˈdräpə[unvoicedth]ē/ • n. the treatment of illness through the use of water, either internally or through external means such as steam baths (not now a part of orthodox medicine). Compare with hydrotherapy. DERIVATIVES: hy·dro·path·ic / ˌhīdrəˈpa[unvoicedth]ik/ adj. hy·drop·a·thist / -[unvoicedth]ist/ n.

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