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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bathe \Bathe\ (b[=a][th]), verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bathed} (b[=a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bathing}.] [OE. ba[eth]ien, AS. ba[eth]ian, fr. b[ae][eth] bath. See 1st {Bath}, and cf. {Bay} to bathe.]

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

Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus. --South.

2. To lave; to wet. "The lake which bathed the foot of the Alban mountain." --T. Arnold.

3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.

And let us bathe our hands in C[ae]sar's blood. --Shak.

4. 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.

5. 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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