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 of sauna from the Web
There’s actually no other really good heavy metal detoxifier, other than the infrared sauna.
In the capital, Jakarta, police detained 141 men in a May 21 raid on a gay gym and sauna.
Police detained dozens of men in a weekend raid on a gay sauna in the capital, another sign of growing hostility to homosexuality in the world’s most populous Muslim nation.
In Indonesia, a major police raid on a gay sauna was followed two days later by the public caning of two gay men.
There is additional living space in the finished basement and carriage house: The basement has a family room with a fireplace and a workout area with a sauna; the carriage house features an open living area, loft space and a bathroom.
In a separate incident, later in the month, attendees at an alleged gay party in a Jakarta sauna were arrested and images of their faces were disseminated online by Indonesian police.
Hamblin said there are far infrared saunas and other products on the market — including socks, pillows and sheets — incorporating a similar technology.
There is also a sauna that can accommodate up to eight people.
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Origin and Etymology of sauna
First Known Use: 1881
SAUNA Defined for English Language Learners
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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