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footbath

[foo t-bath, -bahth] /ˈfʊtˌbæθ, -ˌbɑθ/
noun, plural footbaths
[foo t-bath z, -bahth z, -baths, -bahths] /ˈfʊtˌbæðz, -ˌbɑðz, -ˌbæθs, -ˌbɑθs/ (Show IPA)
1.
a bath for soothing or cleaning the feet.
2.
a shallow receptacle containing chemically treated water for disinfecting the feet, as in a shower room or at the entrance to a swimming pool.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; foot + bath1
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  • If you go to a nail salon for a pedicure, your feet may be soaked in a whirlpool footbath before your pedicure.
  • Use disinfectant footbath before entering and leaving the room.

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