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bathe in

1. Literally, to wash a person or thing in something. In this usage, a noun is used between "bathe" and "in." I have such fond memories of bathing my newborn daughter in our kitchen sink. If you burned your fingers, bathe them in cold water.
2. To cover with a substance, typically an intangible one (such as light). When we turned on our Christmas lights, our house was bathed in bright colors. I love laying on the beach and bathing in the sunlight.

bathe someone or something in something

 
1. Lit. to cleanse someone or something in something; to coat someone or something all over with some liquid. (In a container of liquid or the liquid itself.) She bathed the baby in warm water. Liz bathed her injured hand in cold water. She bathed herself in the warm spring water and took a long nap under a tree.
2. Fig. to blanket or spread over someone or something, as with light, vapor, color, etc. The candles bathed her in a soft glow. The red of the sunset bathed the trees in an eerie light.
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The Kumbh Mela -- a celebration of faith in which Hindus bathe in a sacred river -- is held every third year and is rotated between four holy sites.
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Dominic Shepherd of the Environment Agency, said: "Our new profiles provide the most comprehensive information yet on the cleanliness of bathing waters, helping the public to make more informed choices about the best locations to bathe.
This bathing suite renovation, part of the renovation of the whole skilled nursing floor at Masonic Homes, creates a warm and healing spa-like environment to encourage senior residents to bathe, and to inspire the staff to offer a healing bathing experience for seniors.
Some birds also bathe in snow in much the same manner as in water or dirt (Clague and Goodwin 1949, Weisbrod 1971), although perhaps in response to different stimuli.
The High-Low feature allows the caregiver to raise the tub and bathe the resident without having to bend over.
How would you like to bathe in a French slipper, like Ben Franklin?
Tennessee is not crowded with priests and nuns so Robert Bathe did not grow up in their company.
The problem was that a small minority of homeless people were loitering, drinking alcohol, urinating in public, and using restrooms to bathe themselves at the Glendale Central Library and the Senior Recreation Center.
A total of 15 points were designated for the Astami Snan (holy bathing) , where devotees bathe in the waters of the river and seek divine blessings.
April 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The long-held tradition of using a basin, soap and water to bathe bed-bound hospitalized patients is no longer the recommended standard of practice, according to the American Association of Critical-Care Nurses (AACN).
Women were to bathe in one half of the beach, men the other.
This day he and Mr Aldred rode to the sea to bathe, but a year later he and his family bathed to help cure a skin disease.
Two caregivers instead of five can bathe a bariatric resident, and no lifts are required.