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noun (plural caldaria /kalˈdɛːrɪə/)
A hot room in an ancient Roman bath.
- 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 caldariumaquarium, armamentarium, barium, cinerarium, columbarium, dolphinarium, frigidarium, herbarium, honorarium, planetarium, rosarium, sanitarium, solarium, sudarium, tepidarium, terrarium, vivarium
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