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fango Syllabification: fan·go
Pronunciation: /ˈfaNGō/

Definition of fango in English:


[usually as modifier]
Mud from thermal springs in Italy, used in curative treatment at spas and health clubs: fango therapies
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  • Fango is volcanic in origin. The mud is rich in minerals and promotes the release of toxins and relieves muscular and arthritic pain.
  • The fango is made of pure volcanic ash, and removes impurities, replaces minerals and gently exfoliates the skin.


Early 20th century: Italian, literally 'mud'.

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