Definition of water bath in English:

water bath


  • A container of water heated to a given temperature, used for heating substances placed in smaller containers.

    ‘The hydrated protein-lipid system was solvated in a water bath including chloride and sodium ions at physiological concentration.’
    • ‘All samples (except the 21°C treatment) were heated for 5 min in a water bath at the required temperature.’
    • ‘Earlier, we saw that testing samples were kept very moist and at a warm, consistent temperature using a water bath.’
    • ‘The temperature of the water bath is controlled by a microprocessor and a temperature sensor.’
    • ‘Extracts were heated to 100°C in a water bath for 10 min and then rapidly cooled on ice.’


water bath

/ˈwôdər baTH/ /ˈwɔdər bæθ/ /ˈwädər baTH/ /ˈwɑdər bæθ/