caldarium definition

  • noun:
    • In Roman bathrooms, the greatest room, with a plunge-pool. It preceded the tepidarium and frigidarium.
    • In contemporary spas, a room with a hot flooring.
    • The Roman name for a stove or home heating apparatus.
    • A room when you look at the Roman thermæ, or community baths, by which liquid was heated towards the highest temperature. See bath, 5.
    • In Roman bathrooms, the hottest room, with a plunge-pool. It preceded the tepidarium and frigidarium.
    • In contemporary spas, a room with a hot floor.
    • The Roman title for a stove or heating device.
    • a space within the Roman thermæ, or public bathrooms, in which water had been heated to the greatest temperature. See bath, 5.

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