from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Medical therapy involving the application of heat.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The use of heat, either moist or dry, in the treatment of disease.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Med.) Treatment of disease by heat, esp. by hot air.

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  • noun medicine The use of heat to treat disease

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the use of heat to treat a disease or disorder; heating pads or hot compresses or hot-water bottles are used to promote circulation in peripheral vascular disease or to relax tense muscles


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