solarium

[ suh-lair-ee-uh m, soh- ]
/ səˈlɛər i əm, soʊ- /

noun, plural so·lar·i·ums, so·lar·i·a [suh-lair-ee-uh, soh-] /səˈlɛər i ə, soʊ-/.

a glass-enclosed room, porch, or the like, exposed to the sun's rays, as at a seaside hotel or for convalescents in a hospital.

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Origin of solarium

1815–25; < Latin sōlārium balcony, terrace, equivalent to sōl the sun + -ārium -ary
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British Dictionary definitions for solarium

solarium
/ (səʊˈlɛərɪəm) /

noun plural -lariums or -laria (-ˈlɛərɪə)

a room built largely of glass to afford exposure to the sun
a bed equipped with ultraviolet lights used for acquiring an artificial suntan
an establishment offering such facilities

Word Origin for solarium

C19: from Latin: a terrace, from sōl sun
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