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verb bathe pronunciation in British English /beɪð/
Word Forms
present tense
present participlebathing
past tensebathed
past participlebathed
  1. 1
    [transitive] mainly American to wash someone in a bath
  2. 2
    [intransitive] old-fashioned to swim in a river or lake, or in the sea
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to cover a part of your body with a liquid, usually to clean or treat a cut
    Bathe the wound gently.
  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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