take a shower
If you take a shower, you wash yourself by standing under a spray of water from a shower.
e.g. Do I have time to take a shower before we go out?
e.g. I’m going to take a nice hot shower and go to bed.
take a bath
When you take a bath, you sit or lie in a bath filled with water in order to wash your body.
e.g. I think I’ll take a bath before dinner.
e.g. Amy takes a long hot bath every evening.
When you bathe, you take a bath. If you bathe someone, especially a child, you wash them in a bathtub.
e.g. I bathe every day.
e.g. Have you bathed the baby yet?
Deodorant is a substance that you can use on your body to hide or prevent unpleasant smells.
e.g. Jennifer applied deodorant to her armpits after she had showered.
e.g. Patricia rubbed some deodorant under her armpits before dressing.
A roll-on deodorant is a deodorant that you apply to your body using a container with a ball which turns around in the neck of the container.
e.g. I use perfumed, roll-on deodorant.
Antiperspirant is a substance that you can use on your body, especially under your arms, to prevent or reduce sweating.
e.g. If we are using a deodorant or antiperspirant we just assume they are working if there is no problem.
e.g. an antiperspirant for sensitive skins