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[soo-duh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]
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  1. pertaining to or causing sweating.
  2. pertaining to a sudatorium.
noun, plural su·da·to·ries.
  1. sudatorium.

Origin of sudatory

1590–1600; < Latin sūdātōrius inducing sweat, equivalent to sūdā(re) to sweat + -tōrius -tory1
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Examples from the Web for sudatory

Historical Examples

  • A hut is built, to be used as a sudatory (as will be related below).

    Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, v. 23


  • There exist, at the present time, scores of baths where the odours of the sudatory chambers are nauseating.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • A generally dark and heavy tone of colouring is very oppressive in a sudatory chamber.

    The Turkish Bath

    Robert Owen Allsop

  • Another very remarkable institution of the Manitaries is the sudatory.

  • All shrivelled up as we were by the heat—for we were almost past the sudatory stage—we drank in some refreshment from the scenery.

British Dictionary definitions for sudatory


  1. relating to or producing sweating; sudorific
noun plural -ries
  1. med a sudatory agent
  2. another word for sudatorium
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