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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 ?
I notice that people always make gigantic arrangements for bathing when they are going anywhere near the water, but that they don't bathe much when they are there.
He met Robert one day talking to the girl, or walking with her, or bathing with her, or carrying her basket--I don't remember what;--and he became so insulting and abusive that Robert gave him a thrashing on the spot that has kept him comparatively in order for a good while.
A BOY bathing in a river was in danger of being drowned.
Kitty was to be back from abroad in the middle of the summer, and bathing had been prescribed for her.
He fell in with a friend or two coming back from bathing, proposed a glass of beer, to which they assented, the weather being hot, and they thirsty souls, and unaware of the quantity of drink which Flashman had already on board.
WHILE bathing, Antinous was seen by Minerva, who was so enamoured of his beauty that, all armed as she happened to be, she descended from Olympus to woo him; but, unluckily displaying her shield, with the head of Medusa on it, she had the unhappiness to see the beautiful mortal turn to stone from catching a glimpse of it.