bathing

Definitions of bathing
  1. noun
    the act of washing yourself (or another person)
    synonyms: washup
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    shower, shower bath
    washing yourself by standing upright under water sprayed from a nozzle
    bath
    you soak and wash your body in a bathtub
    sponge bath
    you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
    Turkish bath, steam bath, vapor bath, vapour bath
    you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
    bubble bath
    a bath in which you add something to foam and scent the bath water
    mikvah
    (Hebrew) a ritual purification and cleansing bath that Orthodox Jews take on certain occasions (as before Sabbath or after menstruation)
    mud bath
    a bath in warm mud (as for treating rheumatism)
    type of:
    cleaning, cleansing, cleanup
    the act of making something clean
    lavation, wash, washing
    the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  2. noun
    immersing the body in water or sunshine
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    sea bathing
    bathing in the sea or ocean
    sun bathing
    immersing the body in sunlight
    type of:
    diversion, recreation
    an activity that diverts or amuses or stimulates
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