sweat lodge
noun Date: 1850 a hut, lodge, or cavern heated by steam from water poured on hot stones and used especially by American Indians for ritual or therapeutic sweating

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sweat lodge — n. a dome shaped tent constructed by Indian 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 * * * Hut or lodge used for ritual purification.… …   Universalium

  • sweat lodge — n. a dome shaped tent constructed by Indian 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 …   English World dictionary

  • Sweat lodge — The sweat lodge (also called purification ceremony, sweat house, medicine lodge, medicine house, or simply sweat) is a ceremonial sauna and is an important event in some North American First Nations or Native American cultures. There are several… …   Wikipedia

  • sweat lodge — /ˈswɛt lɒdʒ/ (say swet loj) noun (among northern Native American peoples) a rough shelter made traditionally from willow poles lashed together with rawhide and covered with skins of bear or moose (nowadays, heavy canvas sheets), with a pit in the …   Australian English dictionary

  • sweat lodge — noun : sweathouse 1 * * * sweat lodge «sweht loj», noun a building heated by fire or hot rocks used in a ceremony by Indians of the Americas for spiritual purification or healing. * * * n. a hut, typically dome shaped and made with natural… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sweat lodge — building in which cool water is poured over hot stones to create a steam bath (used for ritual purification by American Indians) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sweat lodge — noun a hut used by North American Indians for ritual steam baths …   English new terms dictionary

  • sweat lodge ceremony — noun (among northern Native American peoples) a ritual purification, both physical and spiritual, in which stones are heated in a pit in a sweat lodge, swept clean with a cedar broom, and doused with water to create steam in which participants… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Sweat therapy — is the combination of group counseling/psychotherapy with group sweating. Group sweating is social interaction while experiencing psychophysiological responses to heat exposure. Group sweating has strong cultural validity as it has existed… …   Wikipedia

  • Lodge — may refer to:*Lodge (company), an American cookware manufacturer *Masonic Lodge, the basic organization of Freemasonry *Orange Lodge, the basic organisation of the Orange Institution *Sweat lodge, a ceremonial structure used by Native Americans… …   Wikipedia

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