bather

[bey-ther]
noun
1.
a person or thing that bathes.
2.
bathers, (used with a plural verb) Australian Informal. a bathing suit.

Origin:
1630–40; bathe + -er1; cf. -s3

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bathe (beɪð)
 
vb
1.  (intr) to swim or paddle in a body of open water or a river, esp for pleasure
2.  (tr) to apply liquid to (skin, a wound, etc) in order to cleanse or soothe
3.  to immerse or be immersed in a liquid: to bathe machine parts in oil
4.  chiefly (US), (Canadian) to wash in a bath
5.  (tr; often passive) to suffuse: her face was bathed with radiance
6.  (tr) (of water, the sea, etc) to lap; wash: waves bathed the shore
 
n
7.  (Brit) a swim or paddle in a body of open water or a river
 
[Old English bathian; related to Old Norse batha, Old High German badōn]
 
'bather
 
n

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Example sentences
Attendants clean the rooms after every bather, and the wait is never more than
  a few minutes.
If you anticipate a high bather load, simply monitor and adjust as needed.
The bather could then manipulate the cold and hot water by pulling a rope.
If the motor should fall into the tub, the bather could be electrocuted.
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