See also 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.
- Designed for use whilst bathing.
- The Victorians changed in a bathing machine before paddling in the sea.
- The act of taking a bath.
- Present participle of bathe.
- Bathing in the sea is considered healthy.
- Present participle of bath.