Bathe meaning

bāth
The definition of bathe means to wet your or body in water or to take a bath.

To jump in a lake and swim after a long day of hiking is an example of to bathe.

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To become immersed in or as if in liquid.
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(intransitive) To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
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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.

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To go into the water for swimming or other recreation.
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To sunbathe.
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To immerse in liquid; wet.
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To wash in a liquid.
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To apply a liquid to for healing or soothing purposes.

Bathed the wound with iodine.

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To seem to wash or pour over; suffuse.

A room that was bathed in sunlight.

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To put into a liquid; immerse.
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To give a bath to; wash.
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To wet or moisten.

Sweat bathed his brow.

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To cover or envelop as if with liquid.

The trees are bathed in moonlight.

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To bathe oneself; take a bath or shower.
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To go into or be in a body of water so as to swim, cool oneself, etc.
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To soak oneself in some substance or influence.
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(brit.) A bathing in the sea, a pool, etc.; a swim.
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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.

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(figuratively, transitive and intransitive) To cover or surround.

The room was bathed in moonlight.

A dense fog bathed the city streets.

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(intransitive) To sunbathe.

The women bathed in the sun.

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(UK, 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.

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To take a bath.
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(intransitive) To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
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Origin of bathe

  • Middle English bathen from Old English bathian

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English bathen, from Old English baþian (“to bathe, wash”), from Proto-Germanic *baþōną (“to bathe”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰeh₁-, *bʰoh₁- (“to warm”). More at bath.

    From Wiktionary