sponge bath


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sponge bath

n.
The act of washing or bathing with a sponge or washcloth without being immersed in water.

sponge bath

n
a washing of the body with a wet sponge or cloth, but without immersion in water

sponge bath

- An all-over washing of the body with a sponge or washcloth instead of taking a bath or shower.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sponge bath - you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtubsponge bath - you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
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Answers included an employee who was: taking a sponge bath in the bathroom sink; trying to hypnotize other employees to stop their smoking habits; visiting a tanning bed in lieu of making deliveries; looking for a mail order bride; playing a video game on a cell phone while sitting in a bathroom stall; drinking vodka while watching Netflix; sabotaging another employee's car tires; sleeping on the CEO's couch; writing negative posts about the company on social media; sending inappropriate pictures to other employees; searching Google images for "cute kittens"; making a model plane; flying drones around the office; and printing pictures of animals, naming them after employees and hanging them in the work area.
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The third party claims that he has not showered for the past 12 years--he takes a sponge bath occasionally to wash away grime.
a sponge bath might be in short order over at the occupier's
Soak your child's entire body in cool water or give your child a sponge bath using cool water.
What are the best ways to give a sponge bath or carry a person from the hospital bed to a toilet?
For fever, a dose of acetaminophen (Tylenol and other brands) or ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, and other brands) along with a lukewarm sponge bath can rapidly bring down a fever.
An air passenger in China shocked cabin crews when they found him taking a sponge bath in the toilet.
For mild fevers, try a lukewarm sponge bath, adding marigold flowers and a few drops of lavender essential oil to the water.
When King gave Josie a sponge bath, the brown-haired, brown-eyed toddler grabbed the washcloth and began sucking on it feverishly.