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verb     bathe pronunciation in American English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebathing
past tensebathed
past participlebathed
  1. 1
    [transitive] to wash someone in a bathtub

    I’ll bathe the baby for you.

    1. a.
      [intransitive] to wash yourself, especially in a bathtub
  2. 2
    [intransitive] old-fashioned to swim in a river or lake, or in the ocean
  3. 3
    [transitive] to cover a part of your body with a liquid, usually to clean or treat a cut
  4. 4
    [transitive] [often passive] mainly literary to fill an area with light
    be bathed in something:

    The valley was bathed in warm light.


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