Sweat Sweat, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sweat} or {Sweated} (Obs. {Swat}); p. pr. & vb. n. {Sweating}.] [OE. sweten, AS. sw[ae]tan, fr. sw[=a]t, n., sweat; akin to OFries. & OS. sw[=e]t, D. zweet, OHG. sweiz, G. schweiss, Icel. sviti, sveiti, Sw. svett, Dan. sved, L. sudor sweat, sudare to sweat, Gr. ?, ?, sweat, ? to sweat, Skr. sv[=e]da sweat, svid to sweat. [root]178. Cf. {Exude}, {Sudary}, {Sudorific}.] 1. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge. [1913 Webster]

He 'd have the poets sweat. --Waller. [1913 Webster]

3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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