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- n. A hot dry sweating room, next to the caldarium in a Roman baths
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In Rom. archæol., a vapor-bath; a chamber in a bathing-establishment warmed by means of air artificially heated: so called because the Laconians used such a dry or sudorific bath, avoiding the use of warm water as enervating.
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