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- n. 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.
- n. A ceremony or ritual using such a structure, generally for purposes of purification.
sweat + lodge (Wiktionary)
Kutenai lived in small skin or mat-covered tipis, of which the universal sweat lodge (see Indians) was always an important adjunct.