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Definition of sponge bath in English:

noun

North American term for blanket bath.
Example sentences
  • If sufficient water is not on hand for bathing, airmen should clean themselves by means of a sponge bath using solution-impregnated pads, a damp rag, or a dry, clean cloth.
  • Bolting the door, she delighted in the opportunity of washing and bathing, even if it was only a sponge bath.
  • Anyway, I just couldn't leave you all dirty like that so I took the liberty of giving you a sponge bath.

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