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sweat lodge

n.
Any of various permanent or portable structures typically heated by fire or by pouring water over hot stones and used by certain Native American peoples to induce sweating, as for medicinal, spiritual, or social purposes. Also called sweathouse.
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sweat lodge

n
(among native North American peoples) a structure in which water is poured onto hot stones to make the occupants sweat for religious or medicinal purposes
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