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steam bath

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
1820-1830
1820-30
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  • As to the chilliness, even the wet clothes merely gave the effect of a steam bath.

    Pirates' Hope Francis Lynde
  • Come, and we will show you how we work out a steam bath in our country.

    The Land of the Long Night Paul du Chaillu
  • Place the flask on the steam bath for 15 minutes, adding hydrogen peroxid in 0.5-cc.

    All About Coffee William H. Ukers
  • It subjects those whom it encounters to something very like a steam bath.

    The Story of Malta Maturin M. Ballou
  • I was going to have a long, comfortable, and utterly lazy and drowsy hot water and steam bath, you know.

  • And I must take a look now, and see how our steam bath is affecting it.

  • The latter is saturated on a steam bath, cooled to 20, filtered and diluted with an equal volume of water before it is used.

  • Cook a crystal syrup to two hundred and twenty-eight degrees and keep it warm by the use of the steam bath.

    Candy-Making Revolutionized Mary Elizabeth Hall
  • Especially if one is not very strong the steam bath is preferable.

    Vitality Supreme Bernarr Macfadden
  • Mix these solutions with the dissolved soap, evaporate over a steam bath to a proper consistence, and pour into moulds to cool.

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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