Russian bath


Definition of Russian bath

: a vapor bath variously modified consisting essentially in a prolonged exposure of the body to steam followed by washings, friction, and a cold plunge

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First Known Use of Russian bath

1770, in the meaning defined above

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“Russian bath.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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