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 Antara is in the midst of expanding accordingly, adding more space and a courtyard downstairs and building a sweat lodge. Jenni Avins, Quartz, "A spiritual retreat actually transformed me," 28 Nov. 2019 Some ingredients get special treatment on the grill, either in improvised saute setups or in fireboxes, used like little sweat lodges above the flames to steam-roast such things as baby carrots. Laura Reiley, Washington Post, "Cherry needs to bring more heat to the W Hotel," 2 Oct. 2019 The new building includes such cultural components as a medicine garden, sweat lodge and space where residents can practice traditional American Indian teachings. Pioneer Press, Twin Cities, "New shelter for homeless American Indian youths opens in St. Paul," 20 Nov. 2019 Tribal officials and archaeologists said the company compounded the original damage by destroying nearby artifacts including teepee rings and the remnants of a sweat lodge. Washington Post, "Tribe members: Ancient bison kill site desecrated by mining," 9 Nov. 2019 Others simply viewed this as an opportunity to disconnect from the chaos of New York for a weekend, sit in sweat lodges and get massages. Angie Jaime, Teen Vogue, "The Aniwa Gathering Connected Me to My Indigenous Ancestors," 2 Aug. 2019 Here, some of this culture draws from Native American stereotypes, which can be seen everywhere from your local Urban Outfitters to urban sweat lodges , in the physical world and online. Angie Jaime, Teen Vogue, "The Aniwa Gathering Connected Me to My Indigenous Ancestors," 2 Aug. 2019 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

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First Known Use of sweat lodge

1850, in the meaning defined above

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“Sweat lodge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20lodge. Accessed 24 Feb. 2020.

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