Meaning of “bathe” in the English Dictionary

"bathe" in British English

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uk /beɪð/ us /beɪð/

bathenoun [ S ]

uk /beɪð/ us /beɪð/ UK formal

(Definition of “bathe” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bathe" in American English

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us /beɪð/

bathe verb (WASH)

[ I/T ] to wash someone, usually with soap and water in a bathtub:

[ T ] I had to change the kidsdiapers and feed them and bathe them.

bathe verb (COVER)

[ T ] to cover with a liquid, esp. as a treatment for pain or injury:

I bathed my foot in warm salt water.
fig. The afternoon sun bathed the city in pink and gold.

(Definition of “bathe” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)