water bath

noun

Medical Definition of water bath

1 : a bath composed of or using water
2 : a vessel containing usually heated water over or in which something in a separate container is processed

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“Water bath.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/water%20bath. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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