Douche bath
Bath Bath (b[.a]th; 61), n.; pl. {Baths} (b[.a][th]z). [AS. b[ae][eth]; akin to OS. & Icel. ba[eth], Sw., Dan., D., & G. bad, and perh. to G. b["a]hen to foment.] 1. The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness, comfort, health, etc., to water, vapor, hot air, or the like; as, a cold or a hot bath; a medicated bath; a steam bath; a hip bath. [1913 Webster]

2. Water or other liquid for bathing. [1913 Webster]

3. A receptacle or place where persons may immerse or wash their bodies in water. [1913 Webster]

4. A building containing an apartment or a series of apartments arranged for bathing. [1913 Webster]

Among the ancients, the public baths were of amazing extent and magnificence. --Gwilt. [1913 Webster]

5. (Chem.) A medium, as heated sand, ashes, steam, hot air, through which heat is applied to a body. [1913 Webster]

6. (Photog.) A solution in which plates or prints are immersed; also, the receptacle holding the solution. [1913 Webster]

Note: Bath is used adjectively or in combination, in an obvious sense of or for baths or bathing; as, bathroom, bath tub, bath keeper. [1913 Webster]

{Douche bath}. See {Douche}.

{Order of the Bath}, a high order of British knighthood, composed of three classes, viz., knights grand cross, knights commanders, and knights companions, abbreviated thus: G. C. B., K. C. B., K. B.

{Russian bath}, a kind of vapor bath which consists in a prolonged exposure of the body to the influence of the steam of water, followed by washings and shampooings.

{Turkish bath}, a kind of bath in which a profuse perspiration is produced by hot air, after which the body is washed and shampooed.

{Bath house}, a house used for the purpose of bathing; -- also a small house, near a bathing place, where a bather undresses and dresses. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Douche — Douche, n. [F., fr. It. doccia, fr. docciare to flow, pour, fr. an assumed LL. ductiare, fr. L. ducere, ductum, to lead, conduct (water). See {Duct}.] 1. A jet or current of water or vapor directed upon some part of the body to benefit it… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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