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footbath

[foo t-bath, -bahth]
noun, plural foot·baths [foo t-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈfʊtˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/.
  1. a bath for soothing or cleaning the feet.
  2. a shallow receptacle containing chemically treated water for disinfecting the feet, as in a shower room or at the entrance to a swimming pool.
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Origin of footbath

First recorded in 1590–1600; foot + bath1
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of footbath

  • 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