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Synonyms for bathing

immersing the body in water or sunshine

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She had not intended to go into the water; but she donned her bathing suit, and left Mademoiselle alone, seated under the shade of the children's tent.
This mile of water is rented, or used to be rented, for bathing purposes by the trustees of the School, for the boys.
And so it lies happily, Bathing in many A dream of the truth And the beauty of Annie -- Drowned in a bath Of the tresses of Annie.
One day, in company with Kory-Kory, I had repaired to the stream for the purpose of bathing, when I observed a woman sitting upon a rock in the midst of the current, and watching with the liveliest interest the gambols of something, which at first I took to be an uncommonly large species of frog that was sporting in the water near her.
He recommended it for all the children, but particularly for the weakness in little Bella's throat, both sea air and bathing.
As they journeyed on, they came to where two or three Indians were bathing in a small stream.
Michael never was aware whether he liked or disliked the bathing function.
And without linking up the events of the day or drawing a conclusion from them, Pierre closed his eyes, seeing a vision of the country in summertime mingled with memories of bathing and of the liquid, vibrating globe, and he sank into water so that it closed over his head.