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noun     /bɑːθ/ US  /bæθ/
A1 [C] UK (US bathtub) a long plastic, metal, or ceramic container that is filled with water so that a person can sit or lie in it to wash their whole bodyBathroom fixtures and fittings A1 [C usually singular] the activity of washing yourself or someone else in a bath: mainly UK Susannah has a long hot bath every evening.mainly US I took a bath this morning. bath oilPersonal hygiene and appearance - general wordsCleaning generally run a bath UK (US fill the tub) to fill a bath with water for washing: I'll run you a bath while you take off those wet clothes.Movement of liquids [C] US used to refer to a bathroom when describing a home: a four-bedroom two-bath houseRooms [C] UK a health treatment: mud/thermal bathsDescribing medical treatment generally [C] UK any container holding liquid: a bird bathContainers for liquids and gases baths [C, + sing/pl verb] (plural baths) UK old-fashioned → swimming bathsSwimming a public place where people went in the past to have a hot bathPublic buildings
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