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bathhouse

  
  ( bathhouses    plural  ) , bath house          A bathhouse is a public or private building containing baths and often other facilities such as a sauna.      n-count  
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bath     ( baths    plural & 3rd person present)   ( bathing    present participle)   ( bathed    past tense & past participle  )
When the form baths is the plural of the noun it is pronounced [PH:b][PH:@][PH::][PH:D][PH:z] or [PH:b][PH:G][PH:T][PH:s] in British English, and [PH:b][PH:G][PH:D][PH:z] in American English. When it is used in the present tense of the verb, it is pronounced [PH:b][PH:@][PH::][PH:T][PH:s] or [PH:b][PH:G][PH:T][PH:s].     
1       n-count   A bath is a container, usually a long rectangular one, which you fill with water and sit in while you wash your body.  
  (BRIT)  
In those days, only quite wealthy families had baths of their own.     
in AM, use bathtub     
2       n-count   When you have or take a bath, or when you are in the bath, you sit or lie in a bath filled with water in order to wash your body.  
...if you have a bath every morning..., Take a shower instead of a bath.     
3       verb   If you bath someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath.  
  (BRIT)   (=bathe)  
Don't feel you have to bath your child every day.      V n  
      Bath is also a noun., n-count  
The midwife gave him a warm bath.     
in AM, use bathe     
4       verb   When you bath, you have a bath.  
  (BRIT)   (=bathe)  
The three children all bath in the same bath water.      V prep/adv  
in AM, use bathe     
5       n-count   A bath or a baths is a public building containing a swimming pool, and sometimes other facilities that people can use to have a wash or a bath.  
6       n-count   A bath is a container filled with a particular liquid, such as a dye or an acid, in which particular objects are placed, usually as part of a manufacturing or chemical process.  
usu with supp  
...a developing photograph placed in a bath of fixer.     
7   
    bloodbath  
    bubble bath  
    swimming bath  
    Turkish bath  


bath towel        ( bath towels    plural  ) A bath towel is a very large towel used for drying your body after you have had a bath.      n-count  
bath water      , bathwater  
Your bath water is the water in which you sit or lie when you have a bath.      n-uncount  
    to throw the baby out with the bath water  
    baby  
bubble bath        ( bubble baths    plural  )
1       n-uncount   Bubble bath is a liquid that smells nice and makes a lot of bubbles when you add it to your bath water.  
2       n-count   When you have a bubble bath, you lie in a bath of water with bubble bath in it.  
...a long, relaxing bubble bath.     
swimming bath        ( swimming baths    plural  )
1       n-count   A swimming baths or swimming bath is a building that contains an indoor public swimming pool. The plural swimming baths can be used to refer to one or more than one of these places.  
  (BRIT)  
It had been two years since I had been to the swimming baths.     
in AM, use pool, swimming pool     
2       n-count   A swimming bath is a public swimming pool, especially an indoor one.  
  (BRIT)  
in AM, use pool, swimming pool     
Turkish bath        ( Turkish baths    plural  )
1       n-count   A Turkish bath is a type of bath in which you sit in a very hot steamy room, then wash, have a massage, and finally swim or shower in very cold water.  
2       n-count   A Turkish bath is a place where you can have a Turkish bath.  

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bath

  
1   
      n   ablution, cleansing, douche, douse, scrubbing, shower, soak, soaping, sponging, tub, wash, washing  
2   
      vb   bathe, clean, douse, lave     (archaic)   scrub down, shower, soak, soap, sponge, tub, wash  

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