Turkish bath
noun Date: 1644 a bath in which the bather passes through a series of steam rooms of increasing temperature and then receives a rubdown, massage, and cold shower

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  • Turkish bath — Turkish baths 1) N COUNT A Turkish bath is a type of bath in which you sit in a very hot steamy room, then wash, have a massage, and finally swim or shower in very cold water. 2) N COUNT A Turkish bath a place where you can have a Turkish bath …   English dictionary

  • Turkish bath — Bath Bath (b[.a]th; 61), n.; pl. {Baths} (b[.a][th]z). [AS. b[ae][eth]; akin to OS. & Icel. ba[eth], Sw., Dan., D., & G. bad, and perh. to G. b[ a]hen to foment.] 1. The act of exposing the body, or part of the body, for purposes of cleanliness,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Turkish bath — noun count 1. ) a type of bath in which you sit in a very hot room, then wash yourself and have a MASSAGE 2. ) a place where you can have a Turkish bath …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Turkish bath — n a type of bath in which you sit in a very hot steamy room, have a ↑massage, then take a cold ↑shower or bath …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Turkish bath — n. 1. a kind of bath in which the bather, after a period of heavy perspiration in a room of hot air or steam, is washed, massaged, and cooled 2. a place where such a bath is given …   English World dictionary

  • Turkish bath — ► NOUN 1) a cleansing treatment that involves sitting in a room filled with very hot air or steam, followed by washing and massage. 2) a building or room where such a treatment is available …   English terms dictionary

  • Turkish bath — The Turkish bath ( tr. hamam; from ar. حمّام, ArabDIN|ḥammām ) is the Middle Eastern variant of a steam bath, which can be categorized as a wet relative of the sauna. They have played an important role in cultures of the Middle East, serving as… …   Wikipedia

  • Turkish bath — a bath in which the bather, after copious perspiration in a steam room, showers and has a rubdown. [1635 45] * * * Bath originating in the Middle East, combining exposure to warm air, steam immersion, massage, and a cold bath or shower. The… …   Universalium

  • Turkish bath — noun 1. a steam room where facilities are available for a bath followed by a shower and massage • Hypernyms: ↑steam bath, ↑steam room, ↑vapor bath, ↑vapour bath 2. you sweat in a steam room before getting a rubdown and cold shower • Syn: ↑steam… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Turkish bath — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms Turkish bath : singular Turkish bath plural Turkish baths a type of bath in which you sit in a very hot room, then wash yourself and have a massage …   English dictionary

  • Turkish bath — noun (C) a health treatment that involves sitting in a very hot steamy room: I walked into the club and it was like a Turkish bath! …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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