from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See caldarium.


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  • Steam rose around her as if from a bubbling pot, or from the water in the calidarium at Alexandria.

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  • S. Bernardo alle Terme, Cistercians, is a round church built in 1598, its foundations being laid in the calidarium of the baths (Italian terme) of Diocletian.

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  • The fall of the cliff has torn down fragment after fragment, but the half of an immense calidarium still stands like an apse fronting the sea, a grand sea-wall juts out into the waves, and at its base, like a great ship of stone in the midst of the water, lies still unbroken after eighteen hundred years the sea-bath itself.

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  • After the gym came the calidarium, or hot bath; then the steam room, the tepidarium, or lukewarm bath; and finally, the frigidarium, or cold bath which was usually a sort of swimming pool.


  • ; from this room, the horse, after being thoroughly acclimated, can, if necessary, pass to the hottest room, or calidarium, from 160° to 170°

    Scientific American Supplement, No. 441, June 14, 1884.


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  • "...with a pause to see the curious buildings in which madeira was matured in a vast barrel at a temperature that would have been considered excessive in the calidarium of a Turkish bath."

    —P. O'Brian, The Yellow Admiral, 260

    Also spelled caldarium (more commonly).

    March 19, 2008