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.
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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