- 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
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Examples from the Web for water-bath
Evaporate the percolate in a water-bath to the consistency of a pill mass.
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.The Handbook of Soap Manufacture
W. H. Simmons
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.Poisons: Their Effects and Detection
Alexander Wynter Blyth
- chem a vessel containing heated water, used for heating substances
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