Bathe (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bathed (); p. pr. & vb. n. Bathing.] [OE. baien, AS. baian, fr. bae bath. See 1st Bath, and cf. Bay to bathe.]


To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.

Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus. South.


To lave; to wet.

"The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain."

T. Arnold.


To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.

And let us bathe our hands in Caesar's blood. Shak.


To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's forehead with camphor.


To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person immersed.

"The rosy shadows bathe me. " Tennyson. "The bright sunshine bathing all the world." Longfellow.


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Bathe (?), v. i.


To bathe one's self; to take a bath or baths.

"They bathe in summer."



To immerse or cover one's self, as in a bath.

"To bathe in fiery floods." Shak. "Bathe in the dimples of her cheek." Lloyd.


To bask in the sun.




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Bathe, n.

The immersion of the body in water; as to take one's usual bathe.

Edin. Rev.


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