balneal

adjective bal·ne·al \ ˈbalnēəl \
variants: or balneary \-ēˌerē\

Definition of balneal

: of or relating to a bath, bathing, or a bathroom
  • the balneal reek of grim-tiled lavatories
  • —William Sansom
  • not … the slightest sign of the presence of balneary appurtenances in bedrooms; not even of ewers, lavers, and basins, nor of pails and tubs
  • —E. V. Mitchell

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Origin and Etymology of balneal

Latin balneum bath + English -al, -ary


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