noun, plural sweathouses [swet-hou-ziz] .
(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.
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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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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.
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