Turkish bath

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Turkish bath

n.
1.
a. A steam bath that induces heavy perspiration in the bather and is followed by a shower and massage.
b. An establishment where facilities are available for Turkish baths.
2. An extremely hot place.
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Turkish bath

n
1. a type of bath in which the bather sweats freely in hot dry air, is then washed, often massaged, and has a cold plunge or shower
2. (sometimes plural) an establishment where such a bath is obtainable
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Turk′ish bath′


n.
a bath in which the bather, after copious perspiration in a steam room, showers and has a rubdown.
[1635–45]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Turkish bath - a steam room where facilities are available for a bath followed by a shower and massageTurkish bath - a steam room where facilities are available for a bath followed by a shower and massage
steam bath, steam room, vapor bath, vapour bath - a room that can be filled with steam in which people bathe; `vapour bath' is a British term
2.Turkish bath - you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold showerTurkish bath - you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower
washup, bathing - the act of washing yourself (or another person)
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Translations
gõzfürdõ

Turkish bath

nbagno turco
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All the cities held for me were music, the theatre, and Turkish baths.
But I was past enjoying even a Turkish bath. I had not the patience for a proper shampoo, or sufficient spirit for the plunge.
His words reminded me of the Pall Mall Gazette, which I had brought in my pocket from the Turkish bath. I fished it out, all.
I took hardly any lunch, but went to Northumberland Avenue and had a Turkish bath instead.
He is fat and so clumsy and so furiously angry, but he's too scared of Trent to do anything but obey orders, and there he works hour after hour, groaning, and the perspiration rolls off him as though he were in a Turkish bath. I could go on telling you odd things that happen here for hours, but I must finish soon as the chap is starting with the mail.
Sometimes the visitor felt that he was in a cathedral, sometimes in a Turkish bath; while now and then there was a suggestion of the waiting-room of a more than usually prosperous dentist.
A relaxing spa was just the tonic for the cast of a vintage production of the hit comedy Steaming, set in a rundown Turkish Baths.
A DERELICT post office is to be turned into a Turkish Baths - making it the only one of its kind in Wales.
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