Sweaty Sweat"y, a. [Compar. {Sweatier}; superl. {Sweatiest}.] 1. Moist with sweat; as, a sweaty skin; a sweaty garment. [1913 Webster]

2. Consisting of sweat; of the nature of sweat. [1913 Webster]

No noisome whiffs or sweaty streams. --Swift. [1913 Webster]

3. Causing sweat; hence, laborious; toilsome; difficult. ``The sweaty forge.'' --Prior. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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