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

  • n. Internal and external use of water as a therapeutic treatment for all forms of disease.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The therapeutic use of water, either internal or external

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The water cure; a mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The method of treating diseases by the external and internal use of water; hydrotherapeutics, especially in the cruder forms. See water-cure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the internal and external use of water in the treatment of disease


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  • I think that there surely has got to be

    At least a faint taint of hypocrisy

    In places that get

    Their guests very wet

    And call the procedure hydropathy.

    September 24, 2018