Sweat-lodge meaning

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.
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A dome-shaped tent constructed by Native American peoples of the Great Plains and W North America, used for ritual cleansing and purification by means of steam produced by pouring water over hot stones.
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A structure in which people expose themselves to high-temperature air, often combined with steam or aromatic substances, as in a steam bath or sauna.
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A ceremony or ritual using such a structure, generally for purposes of purification.
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