sweat lodge


Definition of sweat lodge

: a hut, lodge, or cavern heated by steam from water poured on hot stones and used especially by American Indians for ritual or therapeutic sweating

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Insensitive backpackers can now combine it with distinctly non-Amazonian Indian elements, such as sweat lodges (North American Indian) or yoga (Indian Indian). The Economist, "Indigenous Colombians fear losing their hallucinogenic brews," 14 June 2019 The shore was lined with laurel trees and sweat lodges built by the Coast Miwok, who had settled in a valley along the northwest waterfront. Joe Kloc, Harper's magazine, "Lost at Sea," 10 June 2019 Explore its family-style homes, built with traditional materials; sweat lodge; and a dance house where local Yuroks perform occasional cultural ceremonies. Laura Kiniry, Smithsonian, "The 20 Best Small Towns To Visit in 2018," 5 June 2018 At night, unwind in a sweat lodge or the outdoor hot tub before heading in for dinner. The Editors, Outside Online, "The 25 Trips You Need to Take This Year," 20 Mar. 2018 The exhibition uses the circular, somewhat tomb-like layout of the gallery to walk the viewer through an exploration of temazcal, a Mesoamerican sweat lodge purification ritual. Sharon Mizota, latimes.com, "Sweat lodge, Audre Lorde, magical holograms: Three stellar art shows that pull you to another place," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of sweat lodge

1850, in the meaning defined above

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