What does bathing mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bathingnoun

    immersing the body in water or sunshine

  2. washup, bathingnoun

    the act of washing yourself (or another person)


  1. Bathing

    Bathing is the act of washing the body, usually with water, or the immersion of the body in water. It may be practiced for personal hygiene, religious ritual or therapeutic purposes. By analogy, especially as a recreational activity, the term is also applied to sun bathing and sea bathing. People bathe at a range of temperatures, according to custom or purpose, from very cold to very hot. In the western world, bathing is usually done at comfortable temperatures in a bathtub or shower. This type of bathing is done more or less daily for hygiene purposes. A ritual religious bath is sometimes referred to as immersion or baptism. The use of water for therapeutic purposes can be called a water treatment or hydrotherapy. Recreational water activities are also known as swimming and paddling.


  1. bathing

    Bathing refers to the process or act of washing or cleaning one's body in water, usually in a bathtub or shower. It is a common hygiene practice intended to maintain good health and cleanliness, removing dirt, sweat and odors from the skin. Bathing can also involve adding soaps, bath oils, salts or other bathing products to enhance cleanliness or create a relaxing, therapeutic atmosphere. Additionally, bathing can be a common leisure activity and a means of achieving relaxation and stress reduction.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bathing

    of Bathe

  2. Bathingnoun

    act of taking a bath or baths


  1. Bathing

    Bathing is the washing of the body with a fluid, usually water or an aqueous solution, or the immersion of the body in water. It may be practised for personal hygiene, religious ritual or therapeutic purposes or as a recreational activity. Bathing can take place in any situation where there is water, ranging from warm to cold. It can take place in a bathtub or shower, or it can be in a river, lake, water hole, pool or the sea, or any other water receptacle. The term for the act can vary. It is best taken place during the times from early night through early morning. For example, a ritual religious bath is sometimes referred to as immersion, the use of water for therapeutic purposes can be called water treatment or hydrotherapy, and two recreational water activities are known as swimming and paddling. The city of Bath is famous for its public baths fed by hydrothermal springs.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathing in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bathing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bathing in a Sentence

  1. Scary Mommy:

    I just think it's so universal. We're so hard on ourselves, we compare ourselves to everybody, and we want to look a certain way. We want to be perceived a certain way, and we just spend so much time in our own heads obsessing about all that stuff. ... I don't know any woman who is 100% confident in her body and herself and just puts on a bathing suit without thinking twice about it.

  2. Matthew Messina:

    The bacteria metabolize sugars, and the byproduct of that is acid, acid bathing the teeth is what dissolves away the enamel — the hard outer covering of the tooth — and that's what causes cavities.

  3. Brittany McBride:

    It's about so much more than the parts of our bodies covered by bathing suits. Learning to self-advocate will be relevant as Young People go back to school and need to figure out how to meet Young People needs, whether remote or in school.

  4. Jennifer Elmore:

    At 3, he led me to the dark, dirty basement of my grandmother's house and put me on the washing machine and pleasured himself while molesting me, at 8, he bought me a piano and insisted on taking me to piano lessons, all so he could park and take whatever sick pleasures that he so desired. The same horrors occurring as he regularly insisted on bathing me. It took me until college to be able to use a bar of soap.

  5. Whitney High:

    We tell people to take good care of their skin by doing gentle bathing and not over-drying the skin.

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