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wa·ter bed

a mattress in the form of a closed rubber bag filled with water; used to prevent or treat pressure sores by equalizing the distribution of the patient's weight against the support.

water bed

A rubber mattress partially filled with warm water (100°F or 37.8°C). It is used to prevent and treat pressure sores. Synonym: hydrostatic bed
See also: bed
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'This year, the outdoor 'Massage Bath Tub' and the 'Massage Water Bed' are taking centre stage in our showcase presentation.
Heating the sorbed water bed will add enough energy to desorb the water at a higher rate.
Water beds or other special mattresses can help to relieve pressure as well as to prevent sores.
Since the fan was in our friend's bedroom over his water bed, it was a little comical to watch them try to keep their balance on the gyrating bed while they worked on the fan.
The water bed is vast and they will be unable to cross it, therefore, the safest option is to stay at higher places and wait for rescuers.
It now boosts a projector area and big screen, voice distortion box, new water bed and fibre optic waterfall.
Over time, the technologies in K-12 schools have grown more complex and our uses of them more sophisticated--moving figuratively from feather bed to water bed. At one time we thought we could install a computer lab in a school, teach computer literacy, and we'd be done.
But underneath volunteers discovered a mess of rusting, rotting rubbish clogging up the water bed.
Then there was the water bed that, during the couple of years when water beds were fashionable, I shared with my first wife, a very beautiful if rather highly strung young woman.
Brent Carpenter used the fire extinguisher from his patrol car to blast the flames consuming a water bed frame and child's swimming pool.
He had a water bed, of course, and copies of Masters and Johnson, The Hite Report, The Joy of Sex, and More Joy.