bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

Examples of bathtub in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web So the eight adults plus one baby in her house are trying to manage, rotating bathroom visits, flushing with water collected from outside or from the dwindling reservoir in the bathtub. New York Times, "Desperate for Light and Warmth, Texans See No End for Winter Storm," 17 Feb. 2021 He had been stabbed and drowned in the bathtub, police said. Tom Steele, Dallas News, "Man stabbed, drowned his roommate in bathtub, Carrollton police say," 19 Jan. 2021 Three years later the couple's only child together, daughter Bobbi Kristina Brown, was found unresponsive in the bathtub at her Roswell, Georgia home. Lisa Respers France, CNN, "Bobby Brown Jr. autopsy reveals he died from alcohol, cocaine and fentanyl," 23 Mar. 2021 Use a damp cloth, or set it in the bathtub and give it a light lukewarm shower, dumping out excess water in the saucer beneath the pot. Arricca Elin Sansone, Country Living, "This is one of the easiest houseplants to grow!," 15 Mar. 2021 For example, every unit must have heating facilities and a working toilet and bathtub or shower, among other requirements. Los Angeles Times, "Newsletter: Need repairs in your rental unit? Here’s what to do," 9 Mar. 2021 The primary suite has access to a terrace, custom closets and a spa-like bathroom with a large bathtub and separate shower. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Want to live in Museum Tower? Here’s a two-bedroom Dallas condo on the market you’ll want to see," 4 Feb. 2021 The only child of Brown and Whitney Houston was found face-down and unresponsive in a bathtub in January 2015 and was in coma for six months before her death. NBC News, "Bobby Brown Jr., son of singer Bobby Brown, dies in Los Angeles," 19 Nov. 2020 Well, how many people died after slipping and falling in the bathtub? Jay Nordlinger, National Review, "The COVID toll, &c.," 24 Feb. 2021

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First Known Use of bathtub

1821, in the meaning defined above

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“Bathtub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bathtub

chiefly US : a large and long container in which people take baths or showers


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb How to pronounce bathtub (audio) , ˈbäth- \

Kids Definition of bathtub

: a tub in which to take a bath


bath·​tub | \ ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbȧth- How to pronounce bathtub (audio) \

Medical Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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