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steam bath

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noun
  1. a bath of steam, usually in a specially equipped room or enclosure, for cleansing or refreshing oneself.
  2. a special room or enclosure, or an establishment containing it, for such a bath.
  3. a bath of steam used in laboratories for sterilizing equipment, utensils, etc.
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Origin of steam bath

First recorded in 1820–30
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Examples from the Web for steam bath

Historical Examples

  • The steam-bath is used as a remedy in all kinds of disorders.

    Early Western Travels, 1748-1846, v. 23

    Various

  • In the station itself it is light and as hot as a steam-bath.

  • For a moment that transition from personal warmth to diplomatic coolness is as the Russian plunge from steam-bath to snow-heap.

  • In town and country it is held to be a religious duty to take a steam-bath once a week.

    Russian Life To-day

    Right Rev. Herbert Bury

  • In case of extreme fatigue, a steam-bath or a hot-water bath immediately followed by a cold bath will be found very effective.

    A Guide to Health

    Mahatma Gandhi


British Dictionary definitions for steam bath

steam bath

noun
  1. a room or enclosure that can be filled with steam in which people bathe to induce sweating and refresh or cleanse themselves
  2. an act of taking such a bath
  3. an enclosure through which steam can be passed continuously, used in laboratories for sterilizing equipment, maintaining a constant temperature, etc
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