adjective bal·ne·al \ˈbalnēəl\
variants: or



Definition of balneal

  1. :  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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to cast off or become cast off

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