- a Finnish bath in which sweating is induced by very hot, dry air produced by small amounts of water applied to heated stones, followed usually by a light beating of the skin or a brief plunge into cold water
- the enclosure for such a bath
- any bath in which hot air or steam is used to induce sweating
- a room or establishment for such a bath
Origin of saunaFinnish
- A small room or structure that provides dry heat or steam for bathing or refreshing the body.
- A bath or period of time spent in a sauna.
Origin of saunaFinnish.
- A room or a house designed for heat sessions.
- The hotel has a sauna in the basement.
- An act of using a sauna.
- John had a sauna after his swim.
- A public sauna; a front for a brothel in some countries.
(third-person singular simple present saunas, present participle saunaing, simple past and past participle saunaed)
- To use a sauna.
- From Finnish sauna.