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See also: bathë
- (intransitive) To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
- (intransitive) To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
- (transitive) To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
- We bathe our baby before going to bed; other parents do it in the morning if they have time.
- (transitive) To apply water or other liquid to; to suffuse or cover with liquid.
- She bathed her eyes with liquid to remove the stinging chemical.
- The nurse bathed his wound with a sponge.
- The incoming tides bathed the coral reef.
- (figuratively, transitive and intransitive) To cover or surround.
- The room was bathed in moonlight.
- A dense fog bathed the city streets.
2011 April 10, Alistair Magowan, “Aston Villa 1 - 0 Newcastle”, in BBC Sport:
- Although the encounter was bathed in sunshine, the match failed to reach boiling point but that will be of little concern to Gerard Houllier's team, who took a huge step forward before they face crucial matches against their relegation rivals.
- (intransitive) To sunbathe.
- The women bathed in the sun.
to clean oneself
to immerse oneself in water
to clean a person by immersion in water
to apply water to
to cover or surround
to sunbathe — see sunbathe
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bathe (plural bathes)
- (Britain, colloquial) The act of swimming or bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.
- I'm going to have a midnight bathe tonight.
act of bathing