- a bath in which the bather is cleaned by a wet sponge or washcloth dipped in water, without getting into a tub of water.
Origin of sponge bath
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The skin is to be well rubbed after the hip as after the sponge-bath.
A daily sponge-bath, the water made more stimulating by the addition of sea-salt, is very useful in the absence of sea-bathing.
The daily use of at least a sponge-bath of the entire person is an excellent habit.
"Come in," said I, thinking that the thoughtful maid was carrying my sponge-bath, but no.Corea or Cho-sen
A (Arnold) Henry Savage-Landor
- a washing of the body with a wet sponge or cloth, but without immersion in water
- A bath in which a wet sponge or washcloth is used without immersing the body in water.