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[usually as modifier] Mud from thermal springs in Italy, used in curative treatment at spas and health clubs.‘fango therapies’
- ‘The fango is made of pure volcanic ash, and removes impurities, replaces minerals and gently exfoliates the skin.’
- ‘Fango is volcanic in origin. The mud is rich in minerals and promotes the release of toxins and relieves muscular and arthritic pain.’
Early 20th century: Italian, literally mud.
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