Definition of Hot-water bottle

1. Noun. A stoppered receptacle (usually made of rubber) that is to be filled with hot water and used for warming a bed or parts of the body.

Exact synonyms: Hot-water Bag
Generic synonyms: Receptacle

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hot-water Bottle

hot-water bag
hot-water bottle (current term)
hot-water heater
hot-water tank
hot-work steel
hot Jupiter
hot Jupiters
hot abscess
hot air
hot air balloon
hot air balloons
hot and bothered(p)

Literary usage of Hot-water bottle

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1. The Diseases of Children: A Work for the Practising Physician by Meinhard von Pfaundler, Arthur Schlossmann, Henry Larned Keith Shaw, Linnæus Edford La Fétra (1908)
"U-shaped hot water bottle for premature infants. thereby avoid both overfeeding and underfeeding. Both are harmful. Nevertheless the greatest danger in ..."

2. The Weekly Reporter by Great Britain. Parliament. House of Lords, Great Britain. Privy Council, Great Britain. Supreme Court of Judicature (1903)
"In answer to questions which I put to the jury they have found that the bottle when sold was not fit for use as a hot-water bottle, and that this was the ..."

3. With Serbia Into Exile: An American's Adventures with the Army that Cannot Die by Fortier Jones (1916)
"Side by side with my enigma of why England is not run by her women stands my enigma of the hot-water bottle. It was not the first or the last time that I ..."

4. Bulletin of Pharmacy (1918)
""Whenever the child is put to bed, the hot- water bottle goes along ... Whenever the baby goes out for a ride, a hot-water bottle goes along with her. ..."

5. A Manual of Ambulance by John Scott Riddell (1897)
"Indiarubber hot-water bottle. application. The heat of the surface should be tested with the back of the hand before being applied to the patient. ..."

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