bathe VERB 1) wash by immersing one's body in water. 2) chiefly Brit. take a swim. 3) soak or wipe gently with liquid to clean or soothe. 4) suffuse or envelop: my desk is bathed in sunlight.
NOUN a swim.
DERIVATIVES bather noun.
ORIGIN Old English.

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