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English definition of “bathe”

bathe

verb uk   /beɪð/ us  

bathe verb (SWIM)

[I] to swim, especially in the sea, a river, or a lake: Children suffering from the illness had bathed in sea water contaminated by sewage.

bathe verb (COVER)

[T] to cover something with a liquid, especially in order to make part of the body feel better: I bathed my feet in salt water. [T] to cover something with something that causes a pleasant feeling or appearance: In the afternoon the sun bathes the city in shades of pink and gold.

bathe verb (WASH)

[T] US for bath (= to wash)

bathe

noun [S] uk   /beɪð/ UK formal us  
an occasion when you swim or spend time in water: I went for a bathe every evening.
(Definition of bathe from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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