steam bath

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.
[1820-30]

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