bathe

[ beyth ]
/ beɪð /

verb (used with object), bathed, bath·ing.

verb (used without object), bathed, bath·ing.

noun

British.
  1. the act of bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river.
  2. a swimming bath.

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Origin of bathe

before 1000; Middle English bath(i)en, Old English bathian, equivalent to bæth bath1 + -ian infinitive suffix

OTHER WORDS FROM bathe

re·bathe, verb, re·bathed, re·bath·ing.

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH bathe

bath bathe
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British Dictionary definitions for bathe

bathe
/ (beɪð) /

verb

noun

British a swim or paddle in a body of open water or a river

Derived forms of bathe

bather, noun

Word Origin for bathe

Old English bathian; related to Old Norse batha, Old High German badōn
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