Definition of sudatorium in English:
noun (plural sudatoria /-rɪə/)
A room, especially in ancient Roman times, used for hot-air or steam baths.
- 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.
Latin, neuter of sudatorius, from sudare 'to sweat'.
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