Bathing
Bathe Bathe (b[=a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bathed} (b[=a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bathing}.] [OE. ba[eth]ien, AS. ba[eth]ian, fr. b[ae][eth] bath. See 1st {Bath}, and cf. {Bay} to bathe.] 1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath. [1913 Webster]

Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus. --South. [1913 Webster]

2. To lave; to wet. ``The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain.'' --T. Arnold. [1913 Webster]

3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid. [1913 Webster]

And let us bathe our hands in C[ae]sar's blood. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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