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Bathe

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.
3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid. And let us bathe our hands in Caesar’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. . The bright sunshine bathing all the world. .
Origin: oe. Baien, as. Baian, fr. Bae bath. See 1st bath, and cf. Bay to bathe.


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