Pronunciation Verb

bathe (bathes, present participle bathing; past and past participle bathed)

  1. (intransitive) To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
  2. (intransitive) To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
  3. (transitive) To clean a person by immersion in water or using water; to give someone a bath.
    We bathe our baby before going to bed; other parents do it in the morning if they have time.
  4. (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.
  5. (figuratively, transitive and intransitive) To cover or surround.
    The room was bathed in moonlight.
    A dense fog bathed the city streets.
  6. (intransitive) To sunbathe.
    The women bathed in the sun.
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bathe (plural bathes)

  1. (British, 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.
  • French: baignade, (in compound words or expressions) bain
  • German: Bad
  • Russian: купа́ние

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