One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1A bath in the mud of mineral springs, taken to relieve rheumatic complaints.
- ‘A mud bath is just one skin treatment that people can have while staying at a spa.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
2A muddy place.‘the pitch was a mudbath’
- ‘A helicopter is being used to shuttle hundreds of tonnes of gravel to the remote trail to transform one section of the renowned mudbath into an easy stroll.’
- ‘The pitch had made its usual good recovery from last week's mudbath and was in absolutely perfect condition.’
- ‘Hours of non-stop rain reduced the field to a mudbath.’
- ‘The park could have encountered a festival-style mudbath if it had rained.’
- ‘The valley is a squelchy mudbath and if it wasn't for central heating we'd be wearing wet clothes the whole time.’
- ‘I read that the weather should be dry this weekend, so it shouldn't be the mudbath it was last year.’
- ‘Mud dragged out by vehicles and heavy machinery entering and exiting the site have turned the road into 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.’
- ‘It had been pouring with rain for several days and the area was a mudbath.’
- ‘The family's new drive became a mudbath and water seeped through the house and garage into the back garden.’
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