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bath salts

[bath, bahth]
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plural noun
  1. a preparation used to soften or give a pleasant scent to a bath, as colored, sweet-smelling flakes, crystals, etc.
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Origin of bath salts

First recorded in 1905–10
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Examples from the Web for bath salts

Historical Examples

  • It was luxurious to splash in warm water and bath-salts after the enforced griminess of weeks.

    The Heads of Apex

    Francis Flagg

  • Henry expressed a desire to have a bath, and retired with an enormous sponge and a box of bath-salts.


British Dictionary definitions for bath salts

bath salts

pl n
  1. soluble scented salts for use in a bath
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