bath·​tub | \ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbäth-\

Definition of bathtub 

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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Troy Clark received lethal injection Wednesday for torturing and drowning an East Texas woman in his bathtub and then stuffing her body into a barrel. Fox News, "Texas inmate executed for 2000 killing of girlfriend," 28 Sep. 2018 The night of Clive Davis’ annual pre-Grammy party, she was found floating in her hotel room bathtub, having drowned with cocaine and prescription drugs in her system. Janine Rubenstein,, "Whitney Houston's Mother Expresses 'Horror' Over Claims Singer Was Molested by Dee Dee Warwick," 11 July 2018 Ant-Man and the Wasp finds Ant-Man in his bathtub, dreaming of Michelle Pfeiffer. Gary Thompson,, "'Ant-Man and The Wasp': Lacks sting of original," 4 July 2018 Megan had been strangled and left in a bathtub at a local hotel. CBS News, "Did a missing Army nurse fall prey to a serial killer targeting military women?," 26 June 2018 As for Clooney, his bathtub turns into a spaceship in the event that his house gets raided by laser-wielding militants. Ramy, Popular Mechanics, "New 'Tomorrowland' Trailer Has George Clooney in a Bathtub Spaceship," 9 Mar. 2015 Palm Beach County sheriff's deputies have charged a Boynton Beach man with three counts of cruelty to a child and aggravated child abuse after a toddler in his care was allegedly scalded in a hot bathtub. Howard Cohen, miamiherald, "The 2-year-old was scalded in the bath. His siblings told cops of other abuses, too. | Miami Herald," 25 May 2018 Vann left her body in a bathtub of a Motel 6 on 179th Street in Hammond, where officers discovered her Oct. 17, 2014. Becky Jacobs, Post-Tribune, "'Done and over with': Families find closure after Darren Vann, who killed 7 in Gary area, sentenced to life," 25 May 2018 Wearing a cast on her arm and bubbles on the rest of her, O’Loughlin steps into an actual bathtub and begins talking about an injury incurred in a bicycle accident. Leah Garchik,, "George Shultz back at work after ‘little’ health scare," 12 July 2018

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First Known Use of bathtub

1821, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bathtub

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


bath·​tub | \ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbäth-\

Kids Definition of bathtub

: a tub in which to take a bath


bath·​tub | \ˈbath-ˌtəb, ˈbȧth- \

Medical Definition of bathtub 

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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