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

Examples of sweat lodge in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One even invited them to share a meal in a ceremonial sweat lodge. Alex Ritman, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2022 The stunning property’s iconic spa features a traditional temazcal hut (similar to a sweat lodge) where the resort’s dedicated shaman leads groups in the ancient Mayan ceremony with drumming, chanting and intense perspiring. Ramona Saviss, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 Mar. 2022 Next, on The Real Housewives of Orange County, Noella couldn't quite take the heat in a sweat lodge but was ready to throw down once the ladies sat down for dinner. Mary Sollosi, EW.com, 4 Feb. 2022 The Mayan sweat lodge combines medicinal herbs, heat, steam, and copal incense to stimulate detoxification, heal the body, and purify the mind. Celia Ellenberg And Jessica Diner, Vogue, 18 Jan. 2022 This cleansing ritual is believed to have detoxifying benefits and involves sitting with others in a stone dome, like a sweat lodge, that is heated and filled with invigorating scents while a spiritual guide leads you through a series of chants. Jamie Ditaranto, Travel + Leisure, 5 Aug. 2021 He was convicted in 2011 for the death of three individuals at a spiritual retreat sweat lodge meant to help participants break through whatever was holding them back. Womensmedia, Forbes, 21 June 2021 He was incarcerated for two years, then returned home to hold sweat lodge and peyote ceremonies, Sundances, and other spiritual activities. BostonGlobe.com, 12 June 2021 Soon, there will be a sweat lodge at the campus as well. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, 24 Mar. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of sweat lodge

1850, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sweat lodge was in 1850

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Last Updated

1 Jun 2022

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“Sweat lodge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20lodge. Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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