Definition of caldarium in English:

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Pronunciation: /kalˈdɛːrɪəm/

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noun (plural caldaria /kalˈdɛːrɪə/)

A hot room in an ancient Roman bath.
Example sentences
  • In the following year a much larger area was opened and the hypocaust proved to belong to the caldarium or hot room of baths which had been built about AD 60-65.
  • They were converted in the C5 to a church by the removal of the walls between the caldaria and the tepidarium, the choir being constructed in the frigidarium.
  • He could then do some exercising to work up a sweat before moving into the tepidarium which would prepare him for the caldarium which was more or less like a modern sauna.



Words that rhyme with caldarium

aquarium, armamentarium, barium, cinerarium, columbarium, dolphinarium, frigidarium, herbarium, honorarium, planetarium, rosarium, sanitarium, solarium, sudarium, tepidarium, terrarium, vivarium

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