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.
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Origin of water bath
First recorded in 1815–25
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British Dictionary definitions for water bath
chem a vessel containing heated water, used for heating substances
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