water bed

water bed
noun
a bed with a mattress made of strong plastic that is filled with water
Hypernyms: ↑bed

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I. noun
: a soil or rock layer that is laden with water or through which water percolates; sometimes : a swampy surface area
II. noun
: a bed whose mattress is a plastic bag filled with water

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water bed noun
(a bed with) a rubber or plastic mattress filled with water
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Main Entry:water

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water bed, or wat|er|bed «WT uhr BEHD, WOT-», noun.
a bed with a mattress consisting of a water-filled vinyl bag and usually equipped with a temperature-control device: »

And the waterbed…, a kind of gigantic hot water bottle, must surely be the ultimate in nocturnal comfort (New Scientist and Science Journal).

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noun, pl ⋯ beds [count]
: a bed that has a mattress which is made of rubber or plastic and is filled with water

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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