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BATHE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bathe mean? 

BATHE (noun)
  The noun BATHE has 1 sense:

1. the act of swimming

  Familiarity information: BATHE used as a noun is very rare.


BATHE (verb)
  The verb BATHE has 3 senses:

1. cleanse the entire body
2. suffuse with or as if with light
3. clean one's body by immersion into water

  Familiarity information: BATHE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


BATHE (noun)


Sense 1bathe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of swimming

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Context example:

the Englishman said he had a good bathe

Hypernyms ("bathe" is a kind of...):

swim; swimming (the act of swimming)


BATHE (verb)


Sense 1bathe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cleanse the entire body

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Context example:

bathe daily

Hypernyms (to "bathe" is one way to...):

clean; cleanse (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bathe"):

shower (take a shower; wash one's body in the shower)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence examples:

They bathe
They bathe themselves


Sense 2bathe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Suffuse with or as if with light

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Context example:

The room was bathed in sunlight

Hypernyms (to "bathe" is one way to...):

enclose; enfold; envelop; enwrap; wrap (enclose or enfold completely with or as if with a covering)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s something


Sense 3bathe [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Clean one's body by immersion into water

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

bath; bathe

Context example:

The child should bathe every day

Hypernyms (to "bathe" is one way to...):

clean; cleanse (clean one's body or parts thereof, as by washing)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "bathe"):

foment (bathe with warm water or medicated lotions)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s somebody


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