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bathe

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verb \ˈbāth\

Definition of bathe

bathed

;

bathing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  moisten, wet

  3. 2 :  to wash in a liquid (such 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

bather

play \ˈbā-thər\ noun

Examples of bathe in a Sentence

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

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

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Origin and Etymology of bathe

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


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bathe

noun

Definition of bathe

  1. 1 British :  1bath 1

  2. 2 British :  swim, dip

Examples of bathe in a Sentence

  1. We went for a bathe in the sea.

First Known Use of bathe

1747



BATHE Defined for English Language Learners

bathe

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verb

Definition of bathe for English Language Learners

  • : 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

bathe

noun

Definition of bathe for English Language Learners

  • : the act of swimming for pleasure


BATHE Defined for Kids

bathe

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verb \ˈbāth\

Definition of bathe for Students

bathed

;

bathing

  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.

bather

noun

Medical Dictionary

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bathe

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verb \ˈbāth\

Medical Definition of bathe

bathed

;

bathing

  1. 1

  2. transitive verb

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

  4. 2:  to apply water or a liquid medicament to bathe the eye with warm water

  5. intransitive verb

  6. :  to take a bath


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bathe

noun

Medical Definition of bathe

  1. British :  the act or action of bathing :  bath



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