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sudatorium

Line breaks: suda|tor¦ium
Pronunciation: /ˌs(j)uːdəˈtɔːrɪəm
 
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Definition of sudatorium in English:

noun (plural sudatoria /-rɪə/)

A room, especially in ancient Roman times, used for hot-air or steam baths.
Example sentences
  • The Forum Baths, which adjoin the temple precinct, are largely traditional in layout, comprising a cold room and two hot rooms (sudatorium, caldarium), plus an open-air pool with a sunbathing facility (solarium).
  • In Rome, ‘sudatoria’ or steam rooms made up one section of the bathhouses, which also incorporated eating, talking, gambling and sports.
  • In the far right hand corner is the laconicum or sudatorium, a circular room which served as a sauna.

Origin

Latin, neuter of sudatorius, from sudare 'to sweat'.

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