Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of or relating to baths or bathing.

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to baths or to bathing

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to a bath.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to a bath: as, “balneal heat,”

Etymologies

From Latin balneum, bath; see bagnio.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • In one swift flurry of motion she turns to our daughter and takes both of Miranda’s hands in hers, giggling, and mother and daughter start to spin, jumping and dancing amidst balneal waters of hope.

    Water Witches

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  • "Sitting on a broad, flat stone, that he had chosen with care, Etienne was following with listless eye the reduced activity of his balneal colleagues."
    Witch Grass by Raymond Queneau, translated by Barbara Wright, p 169 of the NYRB paperback

    November 7, 2010


  • –adj.
    of or pertaining to baths or bathing.

    November 13, 2007