sau·na / ˈsônə; ˈsou-/ • n. a small room used as a hot-air or steam bath for cleaning and refreshing the body. ∎ a session in such a room.
sauna Wood-lined room in which a wood-fired stove (or an electric heater) raises the temperature to between 60 and 95°C (140–203°F). It also refers to the activity of sitting in the heated room and sweating profusely, often leaving and returning to the heat several times. The sauna was originally a semi-religious exercise pioneered by the Finns.
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