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Etymology

Old English baþian

Verb

Infinitive
to bathe

Third person singular
bath

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to bathe (third-person singular simple present bath, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To clean oneself by immersion in water or using water; to take a bath, have a bath.
  2. To immerse oneself, or part of the body, in water for pleasure or refreshment; to swim.
  3. 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.
  4. (figuratively) To cover or surround.
    The room was bathed in moonlight.
    A dense fog bathed the city streets.
  5. To sunbathe.
    The women bathed in the sun.

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Noun

Singular
bathe

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  1. (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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