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mud bath

Syllabification: mud bath

Definition of mud bath in English:

noun

1A bath in the mud of mineral springs, taken especially for therapeutic purposes, such as to relieve rheumatic ailments, or as part of a beauty treatment.
Example sentences
  • Dutifully pursuing my health and fitness theme, I hobbled off to a spa just outside Palm Springs, where I could steep in a hot mudbath.
  • He frequently travelled abroad and it was during one trip in 1973, while taking mudbaths near Naples for his lumbago, that he was overthrown.
  • Enjoy a mudbath or massage in our full-service spa.
1.1A muddy place.
Example sentences
  • Hours of non-stop rain reduced the field to a mudbath.
  • The riders have been blamed for creating unbearable amounts of noise, ripping up grass, creating mudbaths on public land and even nearly mowing down residents out walking their dogs.
  • Mud dragged out by vehicles and heavy machinery entering and exiting the site have turned the road into a mudbath.

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