bath

The action of soaking or washing yourself in water is a bath. You might take a bubble bath to relax before bed after a stressful day.

Your soak in soapy water is a bath, and the tub in which you're lying is also a bath. Other containers of water are baths too, particularly in cooking: "If the custard's sitting in a hot water bath, it will cook more evenly." While the Old English root bæð means "immersing in water," it also means "immersing in mud." If an investor "takes a bath," it means, colloquially, that she loses a lot of money.

Primary Meanings of bath

1.
nv
a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body
clean one's body by immersion into water
2.
n
an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons
Full Definitions of bath
1

n a relatively large open container that you fill with water and use to wash the body

Synonyms:
bathing tub, bathtub, tub
Types:
footbath
a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet
hot tub
a very large tub (large enough for more than one bather) filled with hot water
hip bath, sitz bath
a bathtub in which your buttocks and hips are immersed as if you were sitting in a chair and you bathe in a sitting position
Type of:
vessel
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n you soak and wash your body in a bathtub

“he has a good bath every morning”
Types:
bubble bath
a bath in which you add something to foam and scent the bath water
mikvah
(Hebrew) a ritual purification and cleansing bath that Orthodox Jews take on certain occasions (as before Sabbath or after menstruation)
mud bath
a bath in warm mud (as for treating rheumatism)
Type of:
bathing, washup
the act of washing yourself (or another person)

n a vessel containing liquid in which something is immersed (as to process it or to maintain it at a constant temperature or to lubricate it)

“she soaked the etching in an acid bath
Type of:
vessel
an object used as a container (especially for liquids)

n a room (as in a residence) containing a bathtub or shower and usually a washbasin and toilet

Synonyms:
bathroom
Type of:
room
an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling

v clean one's body by immersion into water

Synonyms:
bathe
Types:
foment
bathe with warm water or medicated lotions
Type of:
clean, cleanse
clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing
2

n an ancient Hebrew liquid measure equal to about 10 gallons

Type of:
liquid measure, liquid unit
a unit of capacity for liquids (for measuring the volumes of liquids or their containers)

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