sau·​na | \ ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Definition of sauna

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

Examples of sauna in a Sentence

The health club has a pool and a sauna. He talked about the benefits of taking a sauna regularly.
Recent Examples on the Web Find peace of mind also at The Arabella on San Felipe, which includes penthouses with private swimming pools, an indoor pool for all residents, a steam room, massage room, sauna and work out room. Valerie Sweeten, Houston Chronicle, "Condo Life: Spotlight on wellness living, features," 28 Sep. 2019 In theory, Hunter said, the heat itself could be beneficial, since sauna therapy has been shown to improve blood vessel dilation and blood pressure. Amy Norton,, "‘Hot’ yoga, hula dance your way to healthy blood pressure," 16 Sep. 2019 Late-Night Spa: Wi Spa View this post on Instagram With the help of thousand-year-old minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron, sodium and selenium, our salt sauna improves the physical, chemical and hydrodynamic conditions of the body. Taylore Glynn, Marie Claire, "The Must-Visit Spas & Salons in Los Angeles," 6 Sep. 2019 This was in the Tiergarten, Berlin’s equivalent of Central Park, which runs adjacent to the office of Chancellor Angela Merkel, herself a longstanding sauna fan. Katrin Bennhold, New York Times, "A Very German Idea of Freedom: Nude Ping-Pong, Nude Sledding, Nude Just About Anything," 31 Aug. 2019 The home also has a sauna room and a separate guest house. Ebony Day, azcentral, "Scottsdale home with modern farmhouse-style design sells for $2.4M," 5 Aug. 2019 Heather is also seen helping Billy heal from his wounds, especially after his encounter with the kids at the sauna. Tamara Fuentes, Seventeen, "Who is Heather Holloway from "Stranger Things" Season 3?," 18 July 2019 My destination is CopenHot, an oh-so Scandinavian sauna complex on the neighborhood’s northern edge. Mark Johanson, Twin Cities, "Refshaleoen: Meet the trendiest neighborhood in Europe you’ve never heard of," 6 July 2019 Including a separate guesthouse, which has a sauna, there are four bedrooms and five bathrooms. Los Angeles Times, "Hot Property: Alicia Keys gets into the La Jolla state of mind," 14 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of sauna

1881, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sauna was in 1881

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English Language Learners Definition of sauna

: 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


sau·​na | \ ˈsau̇-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) , ˈsȯ-nə How to pronounce sauna (audio) \

Medical Definition of sauna

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

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