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sauna

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɔːnə
 
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Definition of sauna in English:

noun

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
More example sentences
  • 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
More example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

late 19th century: from Finnish.

Words that rhyme with sauna

corner, fauna, forewarner, Lorna, Morna, mourner, scorner, suborner, warner

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