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British Dictionary definitions for hip bath

hip bath

noun
  1. a portable bath in which the bather sits
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  • But the only kind of bath which an undergraduate can command is a hip-bath.

    Zuleika Dobson

    Max Beerbohm

  • A shower-bath, a hip-bath, or a sponging-bath he hath not seen, neither can he conceive.

  • The hip-bath may be medicated with three or four table-spoonfuls of alum, or with a quarter of a pound of common household soda.

    The Physical Life of Woman:

    Dr. George H Napheys

  • Sitz-bath, sitz′-bth, n. a hip-bath: a tub adapted for such.

  • A hip-bath, with cold water, stood beside the bed, over which was a hanging bookcase.