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

Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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Recent Examples on the Web According to police and prosecutors, the girl drowned in a bathtub while unattended at Fisher's Greenwell Avenue residence on April 3. Cameron Knight, The Enquirer, "Mother charged in drowning death of 1-year-old girl," 8 July 2020 The soaking process can take place in a bathtub, as shown in the video, or anything large enough to fully submerge the items in water, like a washing bucket or utility sink. Jolie Kerr, CNN Underscored, "What is laundry stripping, TikTok’s new favorite way to clean?," 7 July 2020 In the same way, volcanic chaos in Siberia 250 million years ago cranked up the CO2 faucet, and the bathtub overflowed. Matt Simon, Wired, "The Epic Siberian Journey to Solve a Mass Extinction Mystery," 6 July 2020 But bathtub floors and large overhangs over tent windows and screens will go a long way towards ensuring a dry night in the rain. The Editors, Field & Stream, "Three Things to Consider Before Buying a Two-person Tent," 1 July 2020 The master bathroom features a large bathtub with a shower and water closet on either side. Mary Grace Granados, Dallas News, "Peek inside a minimalistic modern Dallas house designed by hometown architecture firm Bodron Fruit," 26 June 2020 Sara Magnuson, 75, was found inside her home, wrapped in a wet carpet in the bathtub in a futile attempt to save herself. Michael Liedtke,, "PG&E confesses to killing 84 people in 2018 California fire," 16 June 2020 Three generations of Heffern women — Ishka, 20, Christina, 40, Matilde, 68 — in their bathtub. Lizzie Johnson,, "PG&E pleads guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter over Camp Fire," 16 June 2020 By April 1, Kenna was unable to climb out of her mother’s bathtub, next to the second-floor bedroom where she had been isolated for nearly a week. Samantha Schmidt, Washington Post, "Her pregnancy was already high risk. Then she gave birth on a ventilator.," 10 June 2020

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First Known Use of bathtub

1821, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jul 2020

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“Bathtub.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 12 Jul. 2020.

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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


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Medical Definition of bathtub

: a usually fixed tub for bathing

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