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frigidarium

[frij-i-dair-ee-uh m] /ˌfrɪdʒ ɪˈdɛər i əm/
noun, plural frigidaria
[frij-i-dair-ee-uh] /ˌfrɪdʒ ɪˈdɛər i ə/ (Show IPA)
1.
(in an ancient Roman bath) a room having a bath of unheated water.
Origin of frigidarium
< Latin; see frigid, -arium
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  • In the generality of modern baths, the frigidarium forms also the apodyterium.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • Then come to the frigidarium to cool; there I will tell thee.

    Quo Vadis Henryk Sienkiewicz
  • He rose with a friendly nod, and passed through the great door in the inner wall into the frigidarium.

  • In the centre of the frigidarium is a little marble fountain.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • The tepidarium, again, was supplied from the frigidarium, and that from an aqueduct.

  • Off the lobby to the frigidarium are recesses for boots and for linen.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • Between the frigidarium and bath rooms is a double-doored lobby of a kind that is very useful in both public and private baths.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • The plunge bath is placed partly in the hot rooms and partly in the frigidarium.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • From this frigidarium the bather can return to his dressing-box by way of a lobby.

    The Turkish Bath Robert Owen Allsop
  • Drops of perspiration covered her forehead when she entered the frigidarium, but there the most delicious coolness greeted her.

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