One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.
- ‘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.’
- ‘A mud bath is just one skin treatment that people can have while staying at a spa.’
- ‘Enjoy a mudbath or massage in our full-service 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.’
- 1.1 A muddy place.
- ‘It had been pouring with rain for several days and the area was a mudbath.’
- ‘The valley is a squelchy mudbath and if it wasn't for central heating we'd be wearing wet clothes the whole time.’
- ‘The park could have encountered a festival-style mudbath if it had rained.’
- ‘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 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.’
- ‘The pitch had made its usual good recovery from last week's mudbath and was in absolutely perfect condition.’
- ‘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 family's new drive became a mudbath and water seeped through the house and garage into the back garden.’
- ‘Hours of non-stop rain reduced the field to a mudbath.’
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