External use of water in the medical treatment of certain diseases.(noun)
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Use "hydrotherapy" in a sentence
"Naturopathic medicine is sometimes applied in the treatment of tuberculosis, since the founder of naturopathy, Dr. Benedict Lust, reportedly cured himself of tuberculosis by using hydrotherapy, which is one element of naturopathy see pp."
"The medical treatment of disease by internal and external use of mineral waters is quite distinct from "hydrotherapy," or the therapeutic uses of pure water."
"I started to refer to swimming as "hydrotherapy" because it gave me a feeling of mastery and helped dissipate anger."