—v.t. 1. to immerse (all or part of the body) in water or some other liquid, for cleansing, refreshment, etc.
2. to wet; wash.
3. to moisten or suffuse with any liquid.
4. to apply water or other liquid to, with a sponge, cloth, etc.: to bathe a wound. 5. to wash over or against, as by the action of the sea, a river, etc.: incoming tides bathing the coral reef. 6. to cover or surround: a shaft of sunlight bathing the room; a morning fog bathing the city.
—v.i. 1. to take a bath or sunbath.
2. to swim for pleasure.
3. to be covered or surrounded as if with water.
—n. Brit.the act of bathing, esp. in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.