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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.
a bath of water.
Origin of water bath
First recorded in 1815-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Create a water bath by placing the dish in a roasting pan and pour in boiling water to come halfway up the sides.

    Sweet Brits Lydia Brownlow April 4, 2011
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