sauna

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noun sau·na \ˈsȯ-nə, ˈsau̇-nə\

Definition of sauna

  1. 1 :  a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones; also :  a bathhouse or room used for such a bath

  2. 2 :  a dry heat bath; also :  a room or cabinet used for such a bath

Examples of sauna in a sentence

  1. The health club has a pool and a sauna.

  2. He talked about the benefits of taking a sauna regularly.

Origin and Etymology of sauna

Finnish


First Known Use: 1881


SAUNA Defined for English Language Learners

sauna

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noun sau·na \ˈsȯ-nə, ˈsau̇-nə\

Definition of sauna for English Language Learners

  • : a special heated room in which people sit or lie down in order to get hot and sweat

  • : a health treatment in which people sit or lie down in a sauna


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sauna

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noun sau·na \ˈsau̇-nə, ˈsȯ-nə\

Medical Definition of sauna

  1. 1:  a Finnish steam bath in which the steam is provided by water thrown on hot stones; also :  a bathhouse or room used for such a bath

  2. 2:  a dry heat bath; also :  a room or cabinet used for such a bath



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