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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A small metallic drying oven, usually of copper, for drying and heating filter papers, precipitates, etc.; -- called also air bath. A modified form is provided with a jacket in the outside partition for holding water, or other volatile liquid, by which the temperature may be limited exactly to the required degree.

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

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

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