Definition of sauna in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːnə


  • 1A small room used as a hot-air or steam bath for cleaning and refreshing the body: figurative the air-con was broken—the place was like a sauna
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    • There is a sauna, steam bath, and an aromatherapy massage room.
    • On Friday, they can enjoy a prebreakfast dip and refresh in the sauna, steam room and jacuzzi.
    • I occasionally visit a male-only centre with saunas, steam baths, spa pools and rest areas.
  • 1.1A session in a sauna: I went home and took a sauna for an hour and a half
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    • To reduce stress, add weekly regenerative sessions to your routine, such as saunas, massage, meditation, or counseling.
    • After swimming, guests can take a sauna or gentle steam bath, tone up in the gym or have a jog on the beaches.
    • When you take a 20-minute sauna or steam bath, your body temperature rises to about 104 degrees, and you sweat out one pound of water.


late 19th century: from Finnish.

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