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1 C18 feature in gardens, often erected over a spring, and containing changing-rooms and fireplaces as well as a bath.

2 Building erected for the reception of bath-and dressing-rooms: public bathing establishments were known throughout Europe, also called bagnios.

3 Because of the association with dissipation, the term bagnio became synonymous with brothel. See also Thermae.

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