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bathe

 (bāth)
v. bathed, bath·ing, bathes
v.intr.
1. To take a bath.
2. To go into the water for swimming or other recreation.
3. To become immersed in or as if in liquid.
4. To sunbathe.
v.tr.
1. To immerse in liquid; wet.
2. To wash in a liquid.
3. To apply a liquid to for healing or soothing purposes: bathed the wound with iodine.
4. To seem to wash or pour over; suffuse: a room that was bathed in sunlight.

[Middle English bathen, from Old English bathian.]

bath′er n.

bathing

(ˈbeɪðɪŋ)
n
swimming

Bathing

See also cleanliness.

a treatise on baths.
the study of the therapeutic uses of various types of bathing; hydrotherapy. — balneologist, n. — balneologic, balneological, adj.
an intense dislike of bathing.
Ancient Rome. a room where hot baths were taken.
the treatment of diseases through the use of water, whether internal or external, as whirlpool baths, compresses, or drinking mineral waters. Also hydrotherapeutics. — hydrotherapist, n.hydrotherapeutic, hydrotherapeutical, adj.
a 19th-century treatment of diseases by types of hydrotherapy, as warm or cold baths and walking barefoot in dewy grass.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bathing - immersing the body in water or sunshinebathing - immersing the body in water or sunshine
diversion, recreation - an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates; "scuba diving is provided as a diversion for tourists"; "for recreation he wrote poetry and solved crossword puzzles"; "drug abuse is often regarded as a form of recreation"
sea bathing - bathing in the sea or ocean
sun bathing - immersing the body in sunlight
2.bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
cleaning, cleansing, cleanup - the act of making something clean; "he gave his shoes a good cleaning"
lavation, washing, wash - the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
shower, shower bath - washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle; "he took a shower after the game"
bath - you soak and wash your body in a bathtub; "he has a good bath every morning"
sponge bath - you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
steam bath, Turkish bath, vapor bath, vapour bath - you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
Translations
اغْتِسـال، اسْتِحْمام
koupání
badning
fürdõzés
baî, sund, böîun
kúpanie
kopanje
banyo yapmayıkanma

bathing

[ˈbeɪðɪŋ]
A. Nel bañarse
"no bathing"prohibido bañarse
B. CPD bathing beauty Nsirena f or belleza f de la playa
bathing cap N (US) → gorro m de baño
bathing costume N (Brit) → traje m de baño, bañador m, malla f (S. Cone)
bathing hut Ncaseta f de playa
bathing machine N (Hist) → caseta f de playa movible
bathing suit (US) N = bathing costume bathing trunks NPLbañador m (de hombre)
bathing wrap Nalbornoz m

bathing

[ˈbeɪðɪŋ] n (= swimming) → baignade fbathing cap nbonnet m de bainbathing costume nmaillot m (de bain)bathing suit n (= swimsuit) → maillot m (de bain)bathing trunks npl (British)maillot m (de bain), slip m de bain

bathing

nBaden nt

bathing

:
bathing beach
nBadestrand m
bathing beauty
nBadeschönheit f
bathing belle
nBadeschönheit f
bathing cap
nBademütze f, → Badekappe f
bathing costume
nBadeanzug m
bathing hut
nBadehäuschen nt
bathing machine
bathing suit
n (dated esp US) = bathing costume
bathing trunks
plBadehose f
bathing waters
plBadegewässer pl

bathing

[ˈbeɪðɪŋ] nbagni mpl
"bathing is forbidden" → vietata la balneazione"

bathe

(beiθ) verb
1. to put into water. He bathed his feet; I'll bathe your wounds.
2. to go swimming. She bathes in the sea every day.
noun
an act of swimming. a midnight bathe.
ˈbather noun
ˈbathing noun
References in classic literature ?
She spent the whole morning bathing and poulticing me, and rubbing me with arnica.
His very voice did me good, and the bathing was very comfortable.
She managed to catch one of his hands and gripped it convulsively, drawing it to her face, and bathing it in her tears.
Darwin the naturalist says, "A white man bathing by the side of a Tahitian was like a plant bleached by the gardener's art, compared with a fine, dark green one, growing vigorously in the open fields.
They did not know that the quicker a fresh-water fish is on the fire after he is caught the better he is; and they reflected little upon what a sauce open-air sleeping, open-air exercise, bathing, and a large ingredient of hunger make, too.
They were months in which there had been many a weary night of watching by Aurelia's bedside; of soothing and bandaging and rubbing; of reading and nursing, even of feeding and bathing.
He recommended it for all the children, but particularly for the weakness in little Bella's throat, both sea air and bathing.
Farr less abhorrd then these Vex'd SCYLLA bathing in the Sea that parts CALABRIA from the hoarce TRINACRIAN shore: Nor uglier follow the Night-Hag, when call'd In secret, riding through the Air she comes Lur'd with the smell of infant blood, to dance With LAPLAND Witches, while the labouring Moon Eclipses at thir charms.
He was bathing my temples and his hands smelt of death.
Alice had been to the seaside once in her life, and had come to the general conclusion, that wherever you go to on the English coast you find a number of bathing machines in the sea, some children digging in the sand with wooden spades, then a row of lodging houses, and behind them a railway station.
I should be a king in the forest, as I used to be, sleeping half the day and bathing when I liked.
He will sigh, she will swoon, the damsel will fetch water, much distressed because morning approaches, and for the honour of her lady he would not that they were discovered; at last the princess will come to herself and will present her white hands through the grating to the knight, who will kiss them a thousand and a thousand times, bathing them with his tears.