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:
1820–30

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steam bath
 
n
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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Evaporate the resulting solution to dryness on a steam bath.
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