Also a cruel method of torture that involved forcing the victim to drink vast quantities of (usually foul) water, and then applying pressure to the victim's abdomen till the water was vomited out. Repeat until the victim complies with the torturer's demands (is "cured"), or the torturer's cruelty is satisfied.

Wa"ter cure` (?).

1. Med.

Hydropathy.

2.

A hydropathic institution.

 

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