laconicum

[ luh-kon-i-kuh m ]
/ ləˈkɒn ɪ kəm /
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noun, plural la·con·i·ca [luh-kon-i-kuh] /ləˈkɒn ɪ kə/.

the sudatorium of an ancient Roman bath.

Origin of laconicum

1690–1700; < Latin lacōnicum sweating room, noun use of neuter of Lacōnicus Laconian (see laconic); the sweat bath was a Spartan custom
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