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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History and Etymology for balneal

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 12 Apr. 2021.

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