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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bathing  \Bath"ing\,  n. 
  Act  of  taking  a  bath  or  baths. 
 
  {Bathing  machine},  a  small  room  on  wheels,  to  be  driven  into 
  the  water,  for  the  convenience  of  bathers,  who  undress  and 
  dress  therein. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bathe  \Bathe\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bathed}  (?);  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Bathing}.]  [OE.  ba?ien,  AS  ba?ian,  fr  b[ae]?  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bathing 
  n  1:  immersing  the  body  in  water  or  sunshine 
  2:  the  act  of  washing  yourself  (or  another  person)  [syn:  {ablution}, 
  {washup}] 




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