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[foo t-bath, -bahth] /ˈfʊtˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural footbaths
[foo t-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈfʊtˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
a bath for soothing or cleaning the feet.
a shallow receptacle containing chemically treated water for disinfecting the feet, as in a shower room or at the entrance to a swimming pool.
Origin of footbath
First recorded in 1590-1600; foot + bath1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • She only yields when, after a shower (the footbath), a thaw sets in.

    Myths of the Norsemen H. A. Guerber
  • Except in a footbath he had not bathed during the term of his curacy at Winklehaven.

  • Where another fellow would fall into a footbath of action or emotion, you fall into a mine.

  • Then she rushed precipitately back, told Josette to heat water for a footbath, and returned to the parlor.

    The Alkahest Honore de Balzac

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