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Arenation is a kind of therapeutic dry bath, in which hot sand is sprinkled upon a patient. The term is from the Latin arenatio, from arena, "sand". Part of the training for gladiators in ancient Rome involved a form of arenation, in which they sunbathed nude on a sandy beach.


  • Webster's 1828 Dictionary
  • This article incorporates content from the 1728 Cyclopaedia, a publication in the public domain. [1]
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