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[swet-hous] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊs/
noun, plural sweathouses [swet-hou-ziz] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
(especially among North American Indians) a special building used for cleansing and purifying one's body by sweating, in which heated water is poured over heated stones to produce steam.
Also called sweat lodge. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sweat lodge
  • sweat lodge ceremonies are conducted twice a week for the general population.
  • The sweat lodge is located in a restricted area of the prison and only approved inmates are allowed in the area.
  • It may be the remains of a sweat lodge or a small living structure.
  • The sweat lodge is similar to a steam bath, where high temperatures are combined with a humid environment.
  • Utilizing talking circles or sweat lodge ceremonies specifically for veterans.
  • Flowering plants served as binding to the structure of the sweat lodge and were added to hot rocks to produce herbal steam.
British Dictionary definitions for sweat lodge

sweat lodge

(among native North American peoples) a structure in which water is poured onto hot stones to make the occupants sweat for religious or medicinal purposes
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