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Roman baths

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Definition of Roman baths in English:

plural noun

A building containing a complex of rooms designed for bathing, relaxing, and socializing, as used in ancient Rome.
Example sentences
  • Bath in Somerset, contains one of the best examples of a Roman bath complex in Europe.
  • The Roman baths were abandoned in the C5 and, except for a mention in an Anglo-Saxon poem entitled The Ruin, were forgotten until the C18.
  • This system of heating was also used to keep some Roman baths hot if they had no access to naturally heated water.

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