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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The boiled plant parts were poured into a big pan that was placed near the patient inside a sweathouse.
  • Larger settlements also had a sweathouse and a dance house.

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