beath

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English bethen, from Old English beþian (to heat, warm, foment), a variant form of baþian (to bathe). More at bathe.

Verb[edit]

beath (third-person singular simple present beaths, present participle beathing, simple past and past participle beathed)

  1. (transitive, dialectal) To bathe (with warm liquid); foment.
  2. (transitive) To dry or heat (unseasoned) wood for the purpose of straightening it.