sudatory

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n sudatory a bathhouse for hot air baths or steam baths
    • n sudatory a medicine that causes or increases sweating
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Sudatory A bagnio; a sweating bath; a vapor bath. "These sudatories are much in request for many infirmities."
    • a Sudatory Sweating; perspiring.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n sudatory That which is sudorific; a sweat-bath; a sudatorium; a diaphoretic.
    • sudatory Sweating or perspiring.
    • sudatory Promoting or inducing perspiration; sudorific; diaphoretic.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sudatory sū′da-tor-i sweating
    • n Sudatory a sweating-bath
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. sudatorius, fr. sudare, to sweat: cf. F. sudatoire,. See Sweat

Usage

In literature:

There exist, at the present time, scores of baths where the odours of the sudatory chambers are nauseating.
"The Turkish Bath" by Robert Owen Allsop
Hot sands and sudatory, called Nero's baths.
"Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanos" by William Hamilton
It serves also as place of assembly and at least at times as sudatory, whence its popular name of sweat-house.
"The Religion of the Indians of California" by A. L. Kroeber
These sudatories are much in request for many infirmities.
"The Diary of John Evelyn (Vol 1 of 2)" by John Evelyn
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