- (in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a hot bath.
Origin of caldarium
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A doorway led from the tepidarium into the caldarium, or vapor-bath.Museum of Antiquity
L. W. Yaggy
Doors led into the Laconicum from both the tepidarium and the caldarium.
The tepidarium, as well as the caldarium, had a hollow floor and walls.
The cold bath, in distinction from the caldarium, the hot bath.Quintus Claudius, Volume 2 of 2
Coming from these two sources the caldarium must have been, indeed, impure.De Re Metallica
- (in ancient Rome) a room for taking hot baths
C18: from Latin, from calidus warm, from calēre to be warm
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