Meaning of steam bath

steam' bath"

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.
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