bath·​wa·​ter | \ ˈbath-ˌwȯ-tər How to pronounce bathwater (audio) , ˈbäth-, -ˌwä-tər \

Definition of bathwater

: water for a bath

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Recent Examples on the Web And that could be [throwing out the] baby with the bathwater. Katherine Dunn, Fortune, "Capitalism must be saved by capitalists, argue these pioneering ESG investors," 15 Nov. 2020 Later, Newberger would learn that those burn patterns likely meant a plunge into scalding bathwater. Stephanie Clifford, The Atlantic, "When the Misdiagnosis Is Child Abuse," 20 Aug. 2020 Stay with what has been proven good for you and don't throw the baby out with the bathwater. Tribune Content Agency, oregonlive, "Horoscope for July 5, 2020: Aries, make the most of your time; Sagittarius, let your daydreams run wild," 5 July 2020 Yet many economists now protest that state governments may be throwing out the baby with the bathwater. The Economist, "Let them eat structural reform! Indian states are rushing to undo laws protecting workers," 18 May 2020 There's nothing like the warm embrace of bathwater when you're all stuffed up. Nathalie Kirby, House Beautiful, "14 Activities for When You're Sick at Home," 2 Apr. 2020 Not reason for panic, or to throw the baby out with the bathwater on the season. Zach Osterman, Indianapolis Star, "Archie Miller on IU's potholed season: 'We're going to have to change paths.'," 1 Feb. 2020 The old theory of don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. David Moore, Dallas News, "Leaving Cowboys’ offense in Kellen Moore’s hands keeps Dak Prescott in his comfort zone, takes Mike McCarthy out of his," 17 Jan. 2020 There is a great danger here of throwing the baby out with the bathwater. Jennifer Johns, Quartz, "Ethical consumption is a war we need to fight one Christmas present at a time," 24 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of bathwater

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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23 Nov 2020

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“Bathwater.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2020.

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: water used for a bath

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