water bath

wa·ter bath
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er bath, bahth]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bæθ, bɑθ/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [waw-ter, wot-er bath, bahth]
    • /ˈwɔ tər, ˈwɒt ər bæθ, bɑθ/

Definitions of water bath words

  • noun water bath a system for the control of temperature in which a vessel containing the material to be heated is set into or over one containing water and receiving the heat directly. 1
  • noun water bath a bath of water. 1
  • noun water bath A piece of laboratory equipment consisting of a heated vessel containing water, in which is suspended a flask etc that is to be subject to careful heating. 0

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Origin of water bath

First appearance:

before 1815
One of the 39% newest English words
First recorded in 1815-25

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water bath popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 44% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
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