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  • n. a bathing room

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A bathing room.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to baths or bathing.
  • n. A room or provision of any kind for bathing.

Etymologies

from Latin balneum ("bath"), from Greek balaneion (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • I bathed in the balneary, and scraped the disturbingly unscarred face that watched me from the glass, all the while listening for a voice or a footfall.

    The Urth of the New Sun

  • To the left of the avenue there stretched a vast area of vegetable gardens and, as I later learned, the botanical garden, around the two buildings of the balneary and the infirmary and herbarium, following the curve of the walls.

    The Name of the Rose

  • He said he was Severinus of Sankt Wendel, and he was the brother herbalist, in charge of the balneary, the infirmary, the gardens, and he was ours to command if we would like to learn our way better around the abbey compound.

    The Name of the Rose

  • I must state, in truth, though with deep mortification, that I cannot find in inventories even of Revolutionary times the slightest sign of the presence of balneary appurtenances in bed-rooms; not even of ewers, lavers, and basins, nor of pails and tubs.

    Customs and Fashions in Old New England

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