sudatorium

[soo-duh-tawr-ee-uh m, -tohr-ee-uh]
noun, plural su·da·to·ri·a [soo-duh-tawr-ee-uh, -tohr-] /ˌsu dəˈtɔr i ə, -ˈtoʊr-/.
  1. a hot-air bath for inducing sweating.
Also sudatory.

Origin of sudatorium

1750–60; < Latin sūdātōrium, noun use of neuter of sūdātōrius sudatory; see -tory2
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sudatorium

sudatory

noun plural -toria (-ˈtɔːrɪə) or -tories
  1. a room, esp in a Roman bathhouse, where sweating is induced by heat

Word Origin for sudatorium

C18: from Latin, from sūdāre to sweat
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