Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A small bath, such as a basin or shallow pool, for washing or disinfecting the feet.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a small bath designed for washing feet

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bath for the feet; also, a vessel used in bathing the feet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of bathing the feet.
  • n. A vessel for bathing or washing the feet.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a small bathtub for warming or washing or disinfecting the feet

Etymologies

foot +‎ bath (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The strength of the stimulus varies with the size of the application (a footbath is a milder stimulant than a half bath, which in turn is milder than a full bath), the temperature of the water (the greater the difference between the water temperature and the body's normal temperature of 98.6°F, the stronger the stimulus is), the duration of the application (the longer an application lasts, the stronger the stimulus is), herbal or mineral additives used (the larger the quantity or the more potent the additives are, the stronger the stimulus is).

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  • However, the lavatory issue had already raised its ugly head when an acclimatisation trip to South America culminated in the infamous Bogotá bidet incident in which England's captain, Bobby Moore, was accused of leaving something unseemly in the "footbath" at the Hotel Tequendama.

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  • In the end we ran out of buckets and used pots and vases and even the footbath.

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  • Now you can, thanks to a charity auction that has us wondering whether to click our heels with glee or give ourselves a footbath.

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  • It slid off her knee and dropped toward the footbath.

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  • Before they ‘dis-impeach’ themselves. in the White House exodus/footbath that is Presidential pardon. — crane glen

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  • Each Verana treatment begins with a soothing footbath ritual during which guests are invited to sip a custom blend of herbal tea to further enhance their relaxation.

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  • Can you imagine the outrage that's going to occur (mark my words) when some guy who's coming off a basketball court sticks his smelly feet in a * not symbolic* footbath where a Moslem is just about to perform ablution?

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  • As for love, there is a time in which to plunge, but one must wait until the pool fills up unless one wants to jump into a footbath.

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  • Guests could pop into the Hyperbaric Oxygen Chamber and soak tired footsies in a detoxifying footbath.

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