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bathe

bathe

 
 
pronunciation:
beIth
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bathed, bathes, bathing
definition 1: to give a bath to; wash.
He bathed the children and put them to bed.
synonyms:
lave, wash
similar words:
clean, clean up, cleanse, rinse, soak
definition 2: to make wet.
The waves bathed the stone cliffs.The dog's tongue bathed the boy's face.
synonyms:
wash, wet
similar words:
dampen, dip, douse, drench, dunk, foment, immerse, moisten, saturate, soak, steep, submerge
definition 3: to cover or surround.
Moonlight bathed the garden.
synonyms:
cover, envelop, surround
similar words:
coat, enfold, overspread, wrap
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to take a bath.
There were no showers or tubs, so they bathed in the river.The Romans bathed for pleasure and relaxation.
synonyms:
wash
similar words:
clean up, shower, soak
definition 2: to be covered or surrounded.
The statue bathed in bright light.
synonyms:
swim
similar words:
soak, steep
definition 3: to go swimming.
They went to the seashore to bathe and relax.
synonyms:
swim
similar words:
splash, wade
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