Sweating Sweat"ing, a. & n. from {Sweat}, v. [1913 Webster]

{Sweating bath}, a bath producing sensible sweat; a stove or sudatory.

{Sweating house}, a house for sweating persons in sickness.

{Sweating iron}, a kind of knife, or a piece of iron, used to scrape off sweat, especially from horses; a horse scraper.

{Sweating room}. (a) A room for sweating persons. (b) (Dairying) A room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices.

{Sweating sickness} (Med.), a febrile epidemic disease which prevailed in some countries of Europe, but particularly in England, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, characterized by profuse sweating. Death often occured in a few hours. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • Sweating — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sweating — 1. noun the production and evaporation of a watery fluid called sweat that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Syn: perspiration 2. adjective …   Wiktionary

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  • sweating — adj. Sweating is used with these nouns: ↑brow …   Collocations dictionary

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  • Sweating — The act of secreting fluid from the skin by the sweat (sudoriferous) glands. These are small tubular glands situated within and under the skin (in the subcutaneous tissue). They discharge by tiny openings in the surface of the skin. The sweat is… …   Medical dictionary

  • sweating — Synonyms and related words: ardent, baking, bathed in sweat, beaded with sweat, blistering, boiling, broiling, burning, burning hot, canicular, clammy, condensation, diaphoretic, distillation, drenched with sweat, dribble, drip, dripping, drop,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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  • sweating — sweat·ing || swetɪŋ n. secretion of sweat, process of perspiring swet n. perspiration, moisture excreted by the sweat glands; act of perspiring; droplets of moisture on a surface, condensation; hard work; worry, stress, anxiety (Informal) v.… …   English contemporary dictionary

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