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.

Origin of steam bath

First recorded in 1820–30
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Jacuzzi, sauna

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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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