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Washing or cleaning yourself or someone else

ablutions

noun

the process of washing yourself, cleaning your teeth etc

bath

noun

the water in a bath

bath

noun

the process of washing yourself or someone else in a bath

bath

verb

to wash someone in a bath

bath

verb

to wash yourself in a bath

bathe

verb

to wash someone in a bath

bathe

verb

to wash yourself, especially in a bath

bathe

verb

to cover a part of your body with a liquid, usually to clean or treat a cut

BO

noun

body odour: an unpleasant smell that comes from someone who has not washed recently or who has been exercising a lot

body odour

noun

BO

bubble bath

noun

a bath with bubble bath in it

clean up

to wash someone who is dirty

delouse

verb

to remove lice (=small insects) from someone’s skin, clothes, or hair

douche

noun

a method of washing inside a part of someone’s body, especially a woman’s vagina, using a narrow stream of liquid

freshen up

to wash your hands and face and make yourself cleaner and tidier

groom

verb

to look after your appearance by keeping your hair, body, and clothes clean and tidy

grooming

noun

the process of making yourself tidy and clean

rub down

to dry someone’s body by rubbing it with a towel

rubdown

noun

a rub with a cloth to dry a person or an animal

scrub up

if a doctor or nurse scrubs up, they wash their hands and arms thoroughly before doing a medical operation

shower

noun

the activity of washing yourself by standing under a shower

shower

verb

to wash yourself in a shower

soak

verb

to spend a long time in the bath

soak

noun

a long period of time spent in the bath

soap

verb

to rub soap on someone or something

sponge

noun

a wash with a sponge

sponge

verb

to wash someone or something with a sponge

sponge bath

noun

an occasion when you wash your body with a cloth or sponge, but you do not use a bath or shower

toilet

noun

the process of washing and getting dressed

toilette

noun

the process of washing and getting dressed

towel

verb

to dry yourself with a towel

wash

verb

to clean a part of your body, usually with soap and water

wash up

to wash yourself, especially your hands and face

wash

noun

the process of washing someone or something

let yourself go

to allow your appearance and health to get worse

protologism

a new word or phrase invented in the hope that it will become generally used

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