(In ancient Greece and Rome) hot baths used for public bathing.
- The city developed and exploited water on a vast scale, the aqueducts of imperial Rome furnishing supplies for 121 fountains, 11 imperial thermae, 926 public baths and assorted private establishments.
- The afternoons of Roman citizens were often spent in the thermae.
- This library was attached by Diocletian, as an ornament, to his thermae.
Latin, from Greek thermai 'hot baths', from thermē 'heat'.
Words that rhyme with thermaesquirmy, wormy
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