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water bath

  1. 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.
  2. a bath of water.
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Origin of water bath

First recorded in 1815–25
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Historical Examples of water-bath

  • Evaporate the percolate in a water-bath to the consistency of a pill mass.

    The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines

    T. H. Pardo de Tavera

  • Evaporate in a water-bath to the consistency of a pill mass.

  • When evaporated on the water-bath the oil should not leave more than 5-6 per cent.

  • This should be prepared over a water-bath, and two per cent.

    Essentials of Diseases of the Skin

    Henry Weightman Stelwagon

  • The blue colour is restored by expelling the H2S on the water-bath.

British Dictionary definitions for water-bath


  1. chem a vessel containing heated water, used for heating substances
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