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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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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  • noun A hot dry sweating room, next to the caldarium in a Roman baths

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