from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In Rom. arch├Žol., 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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