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According to the OED, the intransitive verb "to bathe" means "to take a bath; or to plunge or immerse oneself in water or other liquid, so as to enjoy its influence". "To bath" has also been used in the same way. The examples given include: 1765 W. Cowper: It is a noble Stream to bath in. 1863 A. P. Stanley: The princess came ...


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I note, first off, that the "bathe" in question is going for a swim. (This is why "swim suits" are also called "bathing suits.") But the only noun usage offered by the Cambridge dictionary is an occasion when you swim or spend time in water: That is, the noun "bathe" appears to mean only the swim meaning that "...


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