Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The science of baths or bathing, especially the study of the therapeutic use of thermal baths.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The study of baths and bathing, especially therapeutic bathing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A treatise on baths; the science of bathing.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A treatise on baths or bathing; the use of baths and bathing as a department of therapeutics.

Etymologies

Latin balneum, bath; see bagnio + -logy.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • Where we add substances to an electric bath with a view of producing some special action on the skin, we may be guided by the same principles that govern ordinary balneology.

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  • "Ground source heat in Serbia is most typically used for greenhouse space heating or balneology but could also be efficiently integrated into centralised heating systems and industrial processes," he explained.

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  • Most of them are elderly people coming for balneology treatment, for which they pay EUR 290 on top of the main package of EUR 1 000, said the Manager of Kur-Club, Krasimira Georgieva, as quoted by BGNES.

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  • I. I.DI.ATI.NS FOR BALNEOTHERAPY: Over the several hundred years during which the science of medical balneology has developed, physicians have been able to identify the health conditions that can best be treated by healing springs.

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  • Amneville Casino is a stunning venue located in a unique city that offers the world largest indoor ski slope, golf, auditorium, balneology/spa treatments and cinemas (

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  • The study of baths and bathing.

    March 6, 2007