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

  • noun The act of bathing through exposure to steam, which induces perspiration.
  • noun A room or building equipped to provide bathing with steam.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A room or building filled with steam, in which people sit and sweat.
  • noun The act of bathing by exposure to steam.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
  • noun a room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath' is a British term


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  • Citation at rubdown.

    September 5, 2009