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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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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We put away the tin washtub--also our bathtub--and took sponge baths.
OUT OF the blue this morning, I remember how I once came across a comment about a female nurse who gives sponge baths and empties bedpans.
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Orbital Technologies' Kostenko said the space hotel would be more comfortable than the space station, but did not promise luxury -- vacationers would still have to eat space food, take sponge baths and use vacuum toilets because of weightlessness.