See also cleanliness.
a treatise on baths.
the study of the therapeutic uses of various types of bathing; hydrotherapy. —balneologist, n. —balneologic, balneological, adj.
an intense dislike of bathing.
Ancient Rome. a room where hot baths were taken.
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.
a 19th-century treatment of diseases by types of hydrotherapy, as warm or cold baths and walking barefoot in dewy grass.