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sauna

[ saw-nuh, sou- ]

noun

  1. a bath that uses dry heat to induce perspiration, and in which steam is produced by pouring water on heated stones.
  2. a bathhouse or room, usually of wood, equipped for such a bath.


verb (used without object)

, sau·naed, sau·na·ing.
  1. to take a sauna:

    to sauna after exercising.

sauna

/ ˈsɔːnə /

noun

  1. an invigorating bath originating in Finland in which the bather is subjected to hot steam, usually followed by a cold plunge or by being lightly beaten with birch twigs
  2. the place in which such a bath is taken


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Word History and Origins

Origin of sauna1

Borrowed into English from Finnish around 1880–85

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Word History and Origins

Origin of sauna1

C20: from Finnish

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Example Sentences

Also, don’t miss the city’s new Sky Lagoon, with its swim-up Champagne bar and fjord-view sauna and natural hot springs.

The sauna effect is a thing of the past, as are pit zips—and NeoShell’s supple, four-way stretchiness is a far cry from stiff waterproof shells.

Instead, she kept her weekly Thursday date at a local sauna, coolly confident that she had time on her hands.

From Ozy

They sometimes spend more than half an hour there talking, joking and laughing, as if they were in a sauna.

She gamely gets her armpits professionally sniffed, and she joins naked, sweating audiences for sauna theater.

The amenities include a fitness room, a sauna, a beauty parlor, and a karaoke setup.

There is a breeze, and that is the only thing that differentiates it from a sauna.

Our early-evening appointment with the sauna was canceled due to “technical reasons.”

And I would rather work as a security guard for a sauna full of beautiful girls!

Russians believe the best way to dry out from vodka saturation is with a sauna session and a beating with birch branches.

Suyettar thought that this would be a fine chance to wash the dust from her eyes, so she let them lead her to the sauna.

The sauna, or bath-house, is always a separate building; and there Finnish people take extremely hot baths almost every evening.

There are many Finns in the community who still use the sauna, or steam bath, of their native land.

The first building which she erected was not the dwelling-house but the Sauna or bath-house.

Slowly she marched out of the castle, across the courtyard, and over to the sauna.

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