foot·​bath | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌbath How to pronounce footbath (audio) , -ˌbäth \

Definition of footbath

: a bath for cleansing, warming, soothing, or disinfecting the feet

Examples of footbath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web By the forty-fourth day, somebody in 3704 had felt the need to buy an electric footbath machine from Kosaka. Peter Hessler, The New Yorker, 23 Mar. 2020 In a 2011 study conducted by the Centers for Disease Control, 97% of nail salon footbaths tested contained the bacteria Mycobacterium fortuitum, a highly contagious bug that can cause boils on the skin. Meghan Overdeep, Southern Living, 14 Mar. 2018 The 4-by-4-foot neo-angle preplumbed enclosure with footbath, hydro-massage and single showerhead retails for about $3,400. Michael Morris, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 Fill the footbath, shut the drain, and the pump constantly recirculates the water through the jets at up to 80 gpm. Michael Morris, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012 The Apoge, from Pearl Baths, combines both vertical hydro-massage jets and a 14-inch-deep whirlpool footbath. Michael Morris, ELLE Decor, 5 July 2012

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First Known Use of footbath

1561, in the meaning defined above

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foot·​bath | \ ˈfu̇t-ˌbath, -ˌbȧth How to pronounce footbath (audio) \

Medical Definition of footbath

: a bath for cleansing, warming, soothing, or disinfecting the feet


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