Plunge bath
Plunge Plunge, n. 1. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge. [1913 Webster]

2. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with difficulties. [R.] [1913 Webster]

She was brought to that plunge, to conceal her husband's murder or accuse her son. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

And with thou not reach out a friendly arm, To raise me from amidst this plunge of sorrows? --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. The act of pitching or throwing one's self headlong or violently forward, like an unruly horse. [1913 Webster]

4. Heavy and reckless betting in horse racing; hazardous speculation. [Cant] [1913 Webster]

{Plunge bath}, an immersion by plunging; also, a large bath in which the bather can wholly immerse himself.

{Plunge battery}, or {plunging battery} (Elec.), a voltaic battery so arranged that the plates can be plunged into, or withdrawn from, the exciting liquid at pleasure. [1913 Webster]


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  • plunge bath — noun : a bath in which the bather is immersed in or as if in a pool * * * plunge bath noun A bath large enough to immerse the whole body • • • Main Entry: ↑plunge * * * plunge bath, a bath which is large enough for the bather to be completely… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Plunge — Plunge, n. 1. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed with… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Plunge battery — Plunge Plunge, n. 1. The act of thrusting into or submerging; a dive, leap, rush, or pitch into, or as into, water; as, to take the water with a plunge. [1913 Webster] 2. Hence, a desperate hazard or act; a state of being submerged or overwhelmed …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • plunge — [c]/plʌndʒ / (say plunj) verb (plunged, plunging) –verb (t) 1. to cast or thrust forcibly or suddenly into a liquid, a penetrable substance, a place, etc.; immerse; submerge: to plunge a dagger into someone s heart. 2. to bring into some… …   Australian English dictionary

  • plunge — Synonyms and related words: abate, ablate, advance, agiotage, ante, ante up, arbitrage, ascend, back, back up, bate, be caught short, be eaten away, be short, beat down, belong, bet, bet on, blunder, boil, break, bucket, bucketshop, budge, bundle …   Moby Thesaurus

  • bath — Synonyms and related words: Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Russian bath, Swedish bath, Turkish bath, acid bath, affusion, aquamanile, aspergation, aspersion, automatic dishwasher, bagnio, balneae, balneum, baptism, basin, bathe, bathhouse, bathing …   Moby Thesaurus

  • Bath & Body Works — est une chaîne américaine de produits de beauté et d’articles pour la maison (bougies, chandelles, etc.) appartenant au groupe Limited Brands, qui possède également Victoria s Secret. La chaîne fondée en 1990 est présente au Canada depuis… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • bath — bath1 W3S2 [ba:θ US bæθ] n plural baths [ba:ðz, ba:θs US bæðz, bæθs] [: Old English; Origin: bAth] 1.) if you take a bath, you wash your body in a bath ▪ After a week of camping, I really needed a bath. take/have a bath ▪ I ll have a bath and go… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • bath — 1 noun plural baths (C) 1 BrE a large long container that you fill with water and sit in to wash yourself; bathtub especially AmE: run a bath (=make water flow into a bath) 2 an act of washing your body in a bath: After a week of camping, I… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bath — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. wash(ing); dip, plunge; whirlpool, Jacuzzi; Turkish or Swedish bath. See cleanness, water. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [The act of cleansing the body] Syn. bathing, washing, laving, sponge bath, shower, tub …   English dictionary for students

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