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Bathe definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BATHE, v.t.
1. To wash the body, or some part of it, by immersion, as in a bath; it often differs from ordinary washing in a longer application of water, to the body or to a particular part, as for the purpose of cleansing or stimulating the skin.
2. To wash or moisten, for the purpose of making soft and supple, or for cleansing, as a wound.
3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid; as, to bathe in tears or blood.
BATHE, v.i. To be or lie in a bath; to be in water, or in other liquid, or to be immersed in a fluid, as in a bath; as, to bathe in fiery floods.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: the act of swimming; "the Englishman said he had a good bathe" v
1: cleanse the entire body; "bathe daily"
2: suffuse with or as if with light; "The room was bathed in sunlight"
3: clean one's body by immersion into water; "The child should bathe every day" [syn: bathe, bath]

Merriam Webster's

I. verb (bathed; bathing) Etymology: Middle English, from Old English bathian; akin to Old English bæth bath Date: before 12th century 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 • bather noun II. noun Date: 1831 1. British bath I,1 2. British swim, dip

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bathe Bathe, v. i. 1. To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths. ``They bathe in summer.'' --Waller. 2. To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath. ``To bathe in fiery floods.'' --Shak. ``Bathe in the dimples of her cheek.'' --Lloyd. 3. To bask in the sun. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bathe Bathe, n. The immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual bathe. --Edin. Rev.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bathe Bathe, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bathed (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Bathing.] [OE. ba?ien, AS. ba?ian, fr. b[ae]? bath. See 1st Bath, and cf. Bay to bathe.] 1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath. Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus. --South. 2. To lave; to wet. ``The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain.'' --T. Arnold. 3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid. And let us bathe our hands in C[ae]sar's blood. --Shak. 4. To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor. 5. To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed. ``The rosy shadows bathe me. '' --Tennyson. ``The bright sunshine bathing all the world.'' --Longfellow.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(bathes, bathing, bathed) 1. If you bathe in a sea, river, or lake, you swim, play, or wash yourself in it. Birds and animals can also bathe. (mainly BRIT FORMAL) The police have warned the city's inhabitants not to bathe in the polluted river. VERB: V prep/adv, also VBathe is also a noun. Fifty soldiers were taking an early morning bathe in a nearby lake. N-SING: usu a Nbathing Nude bathing is not allowed. N-UNCOUNT 2. When you bathe, you have a bath. (AM; also BRIT FORMAL) At least 60% of us now bathe or shower once a day. = bath VERB: V 3. If you bathe someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath. (AM; also BRIT FORMAL) Back home, Shirley plays with, feeds and bathes the baby. = bath VERB: V n 4. If you bathe a part of your body or a wound, you wash it gently or soak it in a liquid. Bathe the infected area in a salt solution... VERB: V n 5. If a place is bathed in light, it is covered with light, especially a gentle, pleasant light. The arena was bathed in warm sunshine... The lamp behind him seems to bathe him in warmth. VERB: be V-ed in n, V n in n, also V n 6. see also sunbathe

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

I. v. a. 1. Wash, lave, immerse. 2. Flood, cover, suffuse. 3. Immerse, enwrap, infold. II. v. n. 1. Wash the body, go into a bath, take a bath, use the bath. 2. Be immersed, float, be streamed upon, lie beneath, lie floating.

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