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half bath

or half-bath

noun
1.
a bathroom containing only a toilet and wash basin; powder room.
Also called half bathroom, half-bathroom.
Origin of half bath
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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  • A patient of this kind may also be treated with ablutions or put into a half bath at 75.2°, while cooler water is poured over him.

    Valere Aude Louis Dechmann
  • The object of using so little water in this bath, the foot and a half bath, is, that reaction may be the sooner effected.

    Every Man his own Doctor R. T. Claridge

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