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bathe

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verb \ˈbāth\

Simple Definition of bathe

  • : to take a bath : to wash yourself in a bath

  • : to wash (someone) in a container filled with water : to give a bath to (someone)

  • : to swim for pleasure

Full Definition of bathe

bathedbath·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  moisten, wet

  3. 2 :  to wash in a liquid (as water)

  4. 3 :  to apply water or a liquid medicament to

  5. 4 :  to flow along the edge of :  lave

  6. 5 :  to suffuse with or as if with light

  7. intransitive verb
  8. 1 :  to take a bath

  9. 2 :  to go swimming

  10. 3 :  to become immersed or absorbed

bath·er play \ˈbā-thər\ noun

Examples of bathe

  1. <the cool waters of the North Atlantic bathe the island's shores>

  2. <bathe your contact lens with the solution before inserting them>



Origin of bathe

Middle English, from Old English bathian; akin to Old English bæth bath


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with bathe


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bathe

noun

Simple Definition of bathe

  • : the act of swimming for pleasure

Full Definition of bathe

  1. 1 British :  1bath 1

  2. 2 British :  swim, dip

Examples of bathe

  1. We went for a bathe in the sea.



1747

First Known Use of bathe

1747



BATHE Defined for Kids

bathe

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verb \ˈbāth\

Definition of bathe

bathedbath·ing

  1. 1 :  to take a bath <I like to bathe in the evening.>

  2. 2 :  to give a bath to <bathe the baby>

  3. 3 :  to go swimming <We bathed in the ocean.>

  4. 4 :  to apply a liquid to for washing or rinsing <bathe the eyes>

  5. 5 :  to cover with or as if with a liquid <The room was bathed in sunlight.>

bath·er noun




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