balneal

adjective

bal·​ne·​al
ˈbalnēəl
variants or balneary
-ēˌerē
: of or relating to a bath, bathing, or a bathroom
the balneal reek of grim-tiled lavatoriesWilliam Sansom
not … the slightest sign of the presence of balneary appurtenances in bedrooms; not even of ewers, lavers, and basins, nor of pails and tubsE. V. Mitchell

Word History

Etymology

Latin balneum bath + English -al, -ary

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“Balneal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/balneal. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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