from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The act of washing or bathing with a sponge or washcloth without being immersed in water.

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  • noun A type of bathing, usually conducted in hospitals, which involves washing someone with a sponge. Usually the person being washed is bed-ridden.

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  • noun you wash your body with a sponge or washcloth instead of in a bathtub


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