Sponge-bath

sponge bath

noun
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:
1855–60

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

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sponge bath n.
A bath in which a wet sponge or washcloth is used without immersing the body in water.

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