whirlpool bath
noun Date: circa 1916 a therapeutic bath in which all or part of the body is exposed to forceful whirling currents of hot water

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  • whirlpool bath — n a therapeutic bath in which all or part of the body is exposed to forceful whirling currents of hot water * * * a variously sized tank in which the body or an extremity can be submerged as the heated water is mechanically agitated …   Medical dictionary

  • whirlpool bath — 1. a bath in which the body is immersed in swirling water as therapy or for relaxation. 2. a device that swirls and often heats the water in such a bath. 3. a tub or pool containing or equipped with such a device. Also called whirlpool. [1915 20] …   Universalium

  • whirlpool bath — Synonyms and related words: Finnish bath, Japanese bath, Russian bath, Swedish bath, Turkish bath, bath, bathe, cold shower, douche, facial, facial massage, hip bath, hummum, hydrotherapy, kneading, massage, massaging, massotherapy, needle bath,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • whirlpool bath — whirl′pool bath′ n. 1) med a bath in which the body is immersed in swirling water as therapy or for relaxation 2) med a device that swirls and often heats the water in such a bath 3) med a tub or pool containing or equipped with such a device •… …   From formal English to slang

  • whirlpool bath — noun : a therapeutic bath in which a whirling churning stream of hot water is forcibly directed against a part of the body …   Useful english dictionary

  • whirlpool — [hwʉrl′po͞ol΄, wʉrl′po͞ol΄] n. 1. water in rapid, violent, whirling motion caused by two meeting currents, by winds meeting tides, etc. and tending to form a circle into which floating objects are drawn; vortex or eddy of water 2. anything like a …   English World dictionary

  • whirlpool — ► NOUN 1) a quickly rotating mass of water in a river or sea into which objects may be drawn. 2) (also whirlpool bath) a heated pool in which hot aerated water is continuously circulated …   English terms dictionary

  • whirlpool — [[t](h)wɜ͟ː(r)lpuːl[/t]] whirlpools 1) N COUNT A whirlpool is a small area in a river or the sea where the water is moving quickly round and round, so that objects floating near it are pulled into its centre. 2) N COUNT: usu sing, with supp, usu… …   English dictionary

  • 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

  • bath — n. 1) to have (BE), take a bath 2) to draw, run a bath 3) (BE) a swimming bath 4) a sitz; steam, Turkish; whirlpool bath 5) (misc.) a blood bath ( slaughter ) USAGE NOTE: In BE, one meaning of bath is bathtub . * * * [bɑːθ] Turkish run a bath… …   Combinatory dictionary

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