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steam bath

noun
1.
a bath of steam, usually in a specially equipped room or enclosure, for cleansing or refreshing oneself.
2.
a special room or enclosure, or an establishment containing it, for such a bath.
3.
a bath of steam used in laboratories for sterilizing equipment, utensils, etc.
Origin of steam bath
1820-1830
First recorded in 1820-30
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Examples from the Web for steam bath
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  • Come, and we will show you how we work out a steam bath in our country.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • It subjects those whom it encounters to something very like a steam bath.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • And I must take a look now, and see how our steam bath is affecting it.

  • Especially if one is not very strong the steam bath is preferable.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • Cook a crystal syrup to two hundred and twenty-eight degrees and keep it warm by the use of the steam bath.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • Mix these solutions with the dissolved soap, evaporate over a steam bath to a proper consistence, and pour into moulds to cool.

  • A cabinet bath in the home will be equally effective in providing either a steam bath or a dry, hot-air bath.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • Collect the fatty acids in a small casserole or beaker and dry them over a steam bath or drying oven at 110 degs.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • Dissolve the residue from the moisture and volatile matter determination by heating it on a steam bath with 50 cc.

    Soap-Making Manual E. G. Thomssen
  • He was then withdrawn from his steam bath and doused into the cold stream near by.

British Dictionary definitions for steam bath

steam bath

noun
1.
a room or enclosure that can be filled with steam in which people bathe to induce sweating and refresh or cleanse themselves
2.
an act of taking such a bath
3.
an enclosure through which steam can be passed continuously, used in laboratories for sterilizing equipment, maintaining a constant temperature, etc
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