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 Soon, there will be a sweat lodge at the campus as well. Jessica Boehm, The Arizona Republic, "New housing facility and treatment center in Sunnyslope prioritize veterans," 24 Mar. 2021 The rest of the sweat lodge survivors, and there are no casualties, follow Tara into the ocean. Katie Jackson, Travel + Leisure, "How Going on a Yoga Retreat During the Pandemic Taught Me to Breathe Again," 21 Mar. 2021 The participants head to a sweat lodge where bonds are broken and forged — and someone finds God. Washington Post, "What to watch on Thursday: ‘Class Action Park’ on HBO Max," 26 Aug. 2020 Can a sweat lodge ceremony help heal an addicted teenager? Emily Gray Tedrowe, USA TODAY, "'Winter Counts' review: David Heska Wanbli Weiden pens insightful Lakota whodunit," 25 Aug. 2020 Plans are also in the works to build a traditional village, which will include a sweat lodge, Nason said. Sunset Magazine, "Once on the Verge of Annihilation, California Tribe Gets Big Sur Land Back," 3 Aug. 2020 The apartments are on both sides of Cedar Avenue, separated by a park; residents have access to a sizable vegetable garden and even a sweat lodge. Krithika Varagur, The New York Review of Books, "Patrolling Minneapolis’s Native American History," 31 July 2020 The Esselen Tribe, which has 214 members today, plans to build a sweat lodge and traditional village to educate the public about their culture. Jason Duaine Hahn, PEOPLE.com, "Calif. Native American Tribe Reclaims Ancestral Land Stolen 250 Years Ago: 'The Highest Honor'," 29 July 2020 Some argue that summer is simply too hot for the typical two-pronged meatball-cooking approach: searing on the stove top followed by braising in the oven to let all the flavors meld (and your kitchen get as cozy as a sweat lodge). Eleanore Park, WSJ, "The Way You’ll Cook Meatballs From Now On," 18 June 2020

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First Known Use of sweat lodge

1850, in the meaning defined above

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2 Apr 2021

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“Sweat lodge.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sweat%20lodge. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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