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Pronunciation: hi'dro-thar'a-pe

Definition: Therapeutic use of water by external application, either for its pressure effect or as a means of applying physical energy to the tissues.

Synonym(s): hydrotherapeutics

[hydro- + G. therapeia, therapy]

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