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English definition of “sauna”


noun [C]     /ˈsɔː.nə/ US  /ˈsaʊ-/
(a period of time spent in) a room or small building , often with wood attached to the walls , that is heated to a high temperature , usually with steam : have/go for/take a saunaRoomsBeauty treatments
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