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n. pl. so·lar·i·a (-ē-ə) or so·lar·i·ums
A room, gallery, or glassed-in porch exposed to the sun.
n, pl -lariums or -laria (-ˈlɛərɪə)
1. (Building) a room built largely of glass to afford exposure to the sun
2. (Electronics) a bed equipped with ultraviolet lights used for acquiring an artificial suntan
3. (Commerce) an establishment offering such facilities
[C19: from Latin: a terrace, from sōl sun]
so•lar•i•um(səˈlɛər i əm, soʊ-)
n., pl. -lar•i•ums, -lar•i•a (-ˈlɛər i ə)
a glass-enclosed room or porch exposed to the sun's rays.
[1815–25; < Latin sōlārium balcony, terrace =sōl the sun + -ārium -ary]
a room designed and situated so as to receive the maximum amount of sunlight.See also: Sun
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|Noun||1.||solarium - a room enclosed largely with glass and affording exposure to the sun|
room - an area within a building enclosed by walls and floor and ceiling; "the rooms were very small but they had a nice view"
n pl <solaria> → Solarium nt