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

  • n. A hot-air room used for sweat baths. Also called sudatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A hot room used to induce sweating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A sudatory.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A hot-air bath for producing perspiration.

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

  • n. a bathhouse for hot air baths or steam baths

Etymologies

Latin sūdātōrium, from neuter of sūdātōrius, for sweating, from sūdātus, past participle of sūdāre, to sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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