sponge bath

  1. 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

First recorded in 1855–60

Words Nearby sponge bath

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How to use sponge bath in a sentence

  • Opposite each room was a bath-tub and a large movable basin, so that a guest could take a sponge bath or immerse himself.

    A California Girl | Edward Eldridge
  • Three days later, at the unusually early hour of nine in the morning, Victor Nevill was enjoying his sponge bath.

    In Friendship's Guise | Wm. Murray Graydon
  • I jumped out of bed and pulled my hat-tub into the middle of the floor, ready for my daily cold sponge bath.

  • I have a cold sponge bath down to my waist every morning, and I change all my clothes when I go to bed.

  • He lighted his glass lamp and took a hasty, shivering sponge bath in the crockery basin.

    The Rules of the Game | Stewart Edward White

British Dictionary definitions for sponge bath

sponge bath

  1. a washing of the body with a wet sponge or cloth, but without immersion in water

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