The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Bathe \Bathe\ (b[=a][th]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bathed
(b[=a][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Bathing.] [OE. ba[eth]ien,
AS. ba[eth]ian, fr. b[ae][eth] bath. See 1st Bath, and cf.
Bay to bathe.]
1. To wash by immersion, as in a bath; to subject to a bath.
Chancing to bathe himself in the River Cydnus.
2. To lave; to wet. "The lake which bathed the foot of the
Alban mountain." --T. Arnold.
3. To moisten or suffuse with a liquid.
And let us bathe our hands in C[ae]sar's blood.
4. To apply water or some liquid medicament to; as, to bathe
the eye with warm water or with sea water; to bathe one's
forehead with camphor.
5. To surround, or envelop, as water surrounds a person
immersed. "The rosy shadows bathe me. " --Tennyson. "The
bright sunshine bathing all the world." --Longfellow.