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  • n. A Turkish bath.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sweating bath or place for sweating.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See hammam.

Etymologies

Arabic or Persian. (Wiktionary)

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  • "...he spent the afternoon in the Covent Garden hummums, his sparse frame sweating in the hottest room until it could sweat no more."
    --Patrick O'Brian, The Reverse of the Medal, 283

    February 29, 2008