bathe


1bathe

verb \ˈth\

: 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

bathedbath·ing

Full Definition of BATHE

transitive verb
1
:  moisten, wet
2
:  to wash in a liquid (as water)
3
:  to apply water or a liquid medicament to
4
:  to flow along the edge of :  lave
5
:  to suffuse with or as if with light
intransitive verb
1
:  to take a bath
2
:  to go swimming
3
:  to become immersed or absorbed
bath·er \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

2bathe

noun

: the act of swimming for pleasure

Full Definition of BATHE

1
British :  1bath 1
2
British :  swim, dip

Examples of BATHE

  1. We went for a bathe in the sea.

First Known Use of BATHE

1747

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