foot·​bath ˈfu̇t-ˌbath How to pronounce footbath (audio)
: a bath for cleansing, warming, soothing, or disinfecting the feet

Examples of footbath in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Another handy feature of this footbath massager is a red light therapy mode that increases blood flow and circulation. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 30 May 2023 Filling a footbath with gazpacho. Scott Jacobson, The New Yorker, 3 July 2021 This entails three steps, a calming footbath and relaxing massage, turn down service setting the temperature, lighting and humidity for ideal sleep, and a scented candle, pillow spray and bedtime book waiting for you by your bedside. Rana Good, Forbes, 23 Feb. 2023 At Thomas’ house, Patkotak made a footbath for the mother, helped burp the baby and made sure the dogs didn’t break through the gate outside the house. Alena Naiden, Anchorage Daily News, 13 Nov. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1561, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of footbath was in 1561

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“Footbath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Sep. 2023.

Medical Definition


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