hydropathy

hydropathy
hy•drop•a•thy
[[t]haɪˈdrɒp ə θi[/t]] n.
med a method of treating disease by immersing the body or body part in water, by taking water internally, or both
Etymology: 1835–45 hy•dro•path•ic ˌhaɪ drəˈpæθ ɪk hy`dro•path′i•cal, adj. hy•drop′a•thist, hy′dro•path`, n.

From formal English to slang. 2014.

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  • Hydropathy — Hy*drop a*thy, n. [Hydro , 1 + Gr. ?, ?, to suffer.] The water cure; a mode of treating diseases by the copious and frequent use of pure water, both internally and externally. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • hydropathy — hydropathic /huy dreuh path ik/, hydropathical, adj. hydropathist, hydropath, n. /huy drop euh thee/, n. the curing of disease by the internal and external use of water. [1835 45; HYDRO 1 + PATHY] * * * ▪ medicine       therapeutic system that… …   Universalium

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  • hydropathy plot — Approximate way of deducing the higher order structure of a protein, based on the principle that 20 30 consistently hydrophobic residues are necessary to make a membrane spanning a helix. For each amino acid residue, a weighted average of the… …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • hydropathy — noun Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary Date: 1843 a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally compare hydrotherapy • hydropathic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hydropathy — noun The therapeutic use of water, either internal or external Syn: hydrotherapy …   Wiktionary

  • hydropathy — The obsolete use of water to treat and cure disease. * * * hy·drop·a·thy hī dräp ə thē n, pl thies a method of treating disease by copious and frequent use of water both externally and internally compare HYDROTHERAPY hy·dro·path·ic …   Medical dictionary

  • hydropathy — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. physiotherapy, water treatment, cure; see therapy , treatment 2 …   English dictionary for students

  • hydropathy — study of treating diseases with water Sciences and Studies …   Phrontistery dictionary

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