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bath

noun uk   /bɑːθ/ us    /bæθ/
A1 [C] UK ( US bathtub) a long plastic, metal, or ceramic container that is filled with water so that you can sit or lie in it to wash your whole bodyA1 [C usually singular] the activity of washing yourself or someone else in a bath: mainly UK Susannah has a long hot bath every evening. mainly US I took a bath this morning. bath oilrun a bath UK ( US fill the tub) to fill a bath with water for washing: I'll run you a bath while you take off those wet clothes. [C] US used to refer to a bathroom when describing a home: a four-bedroom two-bath house [C] a health treatment: mud/thermal baths [C] any container holding liquid: a bird bathbaths [C, + sing/pl verb] ( plural baths) UK old-fashioned →  swimming baths a public place where people went in the past to have a hot bath
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verb [I or T] uk   /bɑːθ/ us    /bæθ/ UK ( US bathe)
to wash in a bath or to wash someone in a bath: old-fashioned She baths every morning. I usually bath the kids in the evening.
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