mechanotherapy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From mechano- +‎ therapy, after Swedish mekanoterapi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌmɛkənəʊˈθɛɹəpi/

Noun[edit]

mechanotherapy (uncountable)

  1. (medicine) A type of physiotherapy designed to promote health through exercise and massage.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 78:
      They were anxious to ship me to Milan where there were better X-ray facilities and where, after the operation, I could take mechano-therapy.

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