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bathwater

[bath-waw-ter, -wot-er, bahth-] /ˈbæθˌwɔ tər, -ˌwɒt ər, ˈbɑθ-/
noun
1.
water for bathing:
He ran the bathwater while he shaved.
Idioms
2.
throw out the baby with the bathwater, to eliminate or reject the good along with the bad.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15; bath1 + water
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  • Use a low-flow showerhead and capture bathwater to water plants.
  • No implications that babies should be thrown out with the bathwater were there.
  • She rose before dawn to stoke the fire and boil the bathwater.
  • Check bathwater temperature with your elbow before putting your feet in the water.
  • It is considered by some to be acceptable to capture bathwater or dishwashing water in a pail to use for plant watering.
  • Don't throw the bathwater into a storm drain or garden.

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