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Meaning of bathe

bathe

Pronunciation: (bā), [key]
— v., n. bathed, bath•ing,
—v.t.
  1. to immerse (all or part of the body) in water or some other liquid, for cleansing, refreshment, etc.
  2. to wet; wash.
  3. to moisten or suffuse with any liquid.
  4. to apply water or other liquid to, with a sponge, cloth, etc.: to bathe a wound.
  5. to wash over or against, as by the action of the sea, a river, etc.: incoming tides bathing the coral reef.
  6. to cover or surround: a shaft of sunlight bathing the room; a morning fog bathing the city.
—v.i.
  1. to take a bath or sunbath.
  2. to swim for pleasure.
  3. to be covered or surrounded as if with water.
—n.
  1. the act of bathing, esp. in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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