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sudatorium

[soo-duh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-ee-uh]
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noun, plural su·da·to·ri·a [soo-duh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌsu dəˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
  1. a hot-air bath for inducing sweating.
Also sudatory.

Origin of sudatorium

1750–60; < Latin sūdātōrium, noun use of neuter of sūdātōrius sudatory; see -tory2
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Examples from the Web for sudatorium

Historical Examples

  • The atmosphere of the sudatorium must be perfectly free from vapour.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • Were too many ventilators to be placed near the hotter end of the sudatorium, this stream would be diverted.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • In the sudatorium or sweating room of the ancients the body was immersed in heated sand.

  • This building was no doubt the sudatorium of the baths of Gallienus, which stood in his gardens and occupied this ground.

    Rambles in Rome

    S. Russell Forbes

  • Through the warm and milky vapours of the sudatorium could be caught glimpses of the red and naked bodies of notable citizens.

    The Death of the Gods

    Dmitri Mrejkowski


British Dictionary definitions for sudatorium

sudatorium

sudatory

noun plural -toria (-ˈtɔːrɪə) or -tories
  1. a room, esp in a Roman bathhouse, where sweating is induced by heat

Word Origin

C18: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat
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