sponge bath

sponge bath
noun
you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub
Hypernyms: ↑washup, ↑bathing

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noun
: a bath in which water is applied to the body without actual immersion

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a bath in which the bather is cleaned by a wet sponge or washcloth dipped in water, without getting into a tub of water.
[1855-60]

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sponge bath noun
A washing of the body by or from a sponge, as for a sick or bedridden person
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Main Entry:sponge

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sponge bath UK US noun [countable] [singular sponge bath plural sponge baths]
an occasion when you wash your body with a cloth or sponge , but you do not use a bath or shower
Thesaurus: washing or cleaning yourself or someone elsehyponym clean and tidy in appearancesynonym

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n. an all-over washing, as given to a person confined to bed, done with a wet sponge or washcloth rather than in a tub or shower

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noun, pl ⋯ baths [count]
US : a bath in which someone or something is not placed in water but is cleaned with a wet, soapy sponge or cloth

The nurse gave him a sponge bath.

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ˈsponge bath 8 [sponge bath] noun (NAmE)
an act of washing the whole of sb's body when they cannot get out of bed because they are sick, injured or old

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