re-bathe

bathe

[beyth]
verb (used with object), bathed, bathing.
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.
verb (used without object), bathed, bathing.
7.
to take a bath or sunbath.
8.
to swim for pleasure.
9.
to be covered or surrounded as if with water.
noun
10.
British. the act of bathing, especially in the sea, a lake, or a river; a swimming bath.

Origin:
before 1000; Middle English bath(i)en, Old English bathian, equivalent to bæth bath1 + -ian infinitive suffix

rebathe, verb, rebathed, rebathing.

bath, bathe.
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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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bathe
O.E. baþian "to wash, lave, bathe" (trans. and intrans.), from root of bath (q.v.), with different vowel sound due to i-mutation.
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