36. Bathing


See also 84. CLEANLINESS .

balneography
a treatise on baths.
balneology
the study of the therapeutic uses of various types of bathing; hydrotherapy. — balneologist, n. — balneologic, balneological, adj.
bathophobia
an intense dislike of bathing.
caldarium
Ancient Rome. a room where hot baths were taken.
hydrotherapy
the treatment of diseases through the use of water, whether internal or external, as whirlpool baths, compresses, or drinking mineral waters. Also hydrotherapeutics . — hydrotherapist, n. hydrotherapeutic, hydrotherapeutical, adj.
Kneippism
a 19th-century treatment of diseases by types of hydrotherapy, as warm or cold baths and walking barefoot in dewy grass.

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