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Meaning of BATHE

Pronunciation:  beydh

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

BATHE is a 5 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bath
 
 See Also: clean, cleanse, enclose, enfold, envelop, enwrap, foment, shower, swim, swimming, wrap

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \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.
    
    
  2. \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.
    
    
  3. \Bathe\, n.
    The immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual
    bathe. --Edin. Rev.
    
    
 
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