bathing meaning, bathing definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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bathe  

  ( bathes    3rd person present)   ( bathing    present participle)   ( bathed    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If you bathe in a sea, river, or lake, you swim, play, or wash yourself in it. Birds and animals can also bathe.  
  (mainly BRIT)  
FORMAL   The police have warned the city's inhabitants not to bathe in the polluted river.      V prep/adv, Also V  
      Bathe is also a noun., n-sing   usu a N  
Fifty soldiers were taking an early morning bathe in a nearby lake.     
   bathing             n-uncount  
Nude bathing is not allowed.     
2       verb   When you bathe, you have a bath.  
  (AM; also BRIT)  
FORMAL  
(=bath)  

At least 60% of us now bathe or shower once a day.      V  
3       verb   If you bathe someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bath.  
  (AM; also BRIT)  
FORMAL  
(=bath)  

Back home, Shirley plays with, feeds and bathes the baby.      V n  
4       verb   If you bathe a part of your body or a wound, you wash it gently or soak it in a liquid.  
Bathe the infected area in a salt solution...      V n  
5       verb   If a place is bathedin light, it is covered with light, especially a gentle, pleasant light.  
The arena was bathed in warm sunshine...      be V-ed in n  
The lamp behind him seems to bathe him in warmth.      V n in n, Also V n  
6   
    sunbathe  


bathing costume     ( bathing costumes    plural  ) A bathing costume is a piece of clothing that is worn for swimming, especially by women and girls.  
  (BRIT)  
OLD-FASHIONED      n-count   (=swimsuit)  
bathing suit     ( bathing suits    plural  ) A bathing suit is a piece of clothing which people wear when they go swimming.      n-count   (=swimsuit)  
bathing trunks     
Bathing trunks are shorts that a man wears when he goes swimming.      n-plural  
(=swimming trunks)  
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bathing costume  

  
bathing suit, bikini, swimming costume, swimsuit, trunks  

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