sponge bath

noun

Definition of sponge bath

US
:a bath in which someone or something is not placed in water but is cleaned with a wet, soapy sponge or cloth

Word by Word Definitions

sponge play
  1. : an elastic porous mass of interlacing horny fibers that forms the internal skeleton of various marine animals (phylum Porifera) and is able when wetted to absorb water

  2. : a piece of sponge (as for scrubbing)

  3. : a porous rubber or cellulose product used similarly to a sponge

  1. : to cleanse, wipe, or moisten with or as if with a sponge

  2. : to erase or destroy with or as if with a sponge

  3. : to get by sponging on another

bath play
  1. : a washing or soaking (as in water or steam) of all or part of the body

  2. : water used for bathing

  3. : a contained liquid for a special purpose

  1. : to give a bath to

  2. : to take a bath

  1. : an ancient Hebrew liquid measure corresponding to the ephah of dry measure


Medical Dictionary

sponge bath

noun

medical Definition of sponge bath

:a bath in which water is applied to the body without actual immersion

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