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Sunday, August 15, 2010

Definitions for balneal

  1. Of or pertaining to baths or bathing.

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Citations for balneal
The evening air is balneal, balsamy, redolent of some lyrical fragrance he couldn't quite scratch'n'sniff. J. Lilly, The Last Carnival
Let our Brighton proprietors educate theirbalneal minds by visiting Biarritz, or say Ostend: and, if they did but get a glimpse of the 'last thing in bathing-boxes' at Trouville, we might anticipate an extensive hiding of diminished heads. La Beau Boxer (anonym), "Letter to the Editor," London society, 1869.
Origin of balneal
Balneal stems from Greek, but its entry into English is uncertain.