bathe (v.)

Old English baþian "to wash, lave, place in a bath, take a bath" (transitive and intransitive), from root of bath (q.v.), with different vowel sound due to i-mutation. Related: Bathed; bathing. Similar nouns in Old Norse baða, Old High German badon, German baden.

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Definitions of bathe from WordNet
bathe (v.)
cleanse the entire body;
bathe daily
bathe (v.)
suffuse or envelope with something;
veal bathed in a rich creamy sauce
The room was bathed in sunlight
I was bathed in a cold sweat
bathe (v.)
swim for pleasure or recreation;
bathe (n.)
the act of swimming for pleasure or recreation;
the Englishman said he had a good bathe