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Definitions of sweat

  1. use of physical or mental energy; hard work; " he got an A for effort"; " they managed only with great exertion"
  2. agitation resulting from active worry; " don't get in a stew"; " he's in a sweat about exams"
  3. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; " sweat poured off his brow"
  4. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; " Exercise makes one sweat"
  5. condensation of moisture on a cold surface; " the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
  6. of Sweat
  7. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
  8. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
  9. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.
  10. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
  11. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
  12. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.
  13. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from ( any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.
  14. The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.
  15. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.
  16. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.
  17. The sweating sickness.
  18. A short run by a race horse in exercise.
  19. The fluid excreted by the SWEAT GLANDS. It consists of water containing sodium chloride, phosphate, urea, ammonia, and other waste products.
  20. Perspiration; moisture given off by any substance, especially by the pores of the skin; act or state of one who gives off moisture; toil; drudgery.
  21. To give off moisture, as through the pores of the skin; to perspire; form moisture in drops on the outside, as a glass of water; to labor hard; drudge.
  22. To cause to perspire freely; to send forth through the pores; to wet with perspiration; colloquially, to employ at hard work for very low and unfair wages.
  23. Sweaty.
  24. 1. Sudor, perspiration, especially sensible perspiration. 2. To perspire.
  25. Secretion of sweat glands.
  26. The moisture from the skin: labor: drudgery.
  27. To give out sweat or moisture: to toil.
  28. To give out, as sweat: to cause to sweat.
  29. Moisture which issues through the pores of the skin; perspiration.
  30. To exude sweat; toil.
  31. To exude, as sweat; cause to sweat.
  32. To send forth throught the pores.
  33. To cause to perspire.
  34. To exude moisture through the pores of skin; perspire; hence, to toil.
  35. Sweater.
  36. Sensible perspiration, or any moisture resembling it.
  37. The act or state of sweating.
  38. Hard labor.
  39. The sensible moisture which is exereted from the skin of an animal; labour; toil; drudgery; moisture exuded from any substance.
  40. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to toil; to drudge; to emit moisture.
  41. The moisture which appears on the skins of animals in hot weather, or during severe exertion or labour; toil; labour; drudgery.
  42. To give forth moisture through the pores of the skin; to cause to perspire; to exude; to toil; to drudge.
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Usage examples for sweat

  1. I was stricken with painful doubts, and the cold sweat started upon me. – Blindfolded by Earle Ashley Walcott
  2. Hugh and others about him, all in a sweat got him down at last. – The Life and Death of Richard Yea-and-Nay by Maurice Hewlett
  3. I wiped the sweat off my forehead. – The Brother of Daphne by Dornford Yates
  4. One winter morning they met in a church; Angelo leaned over to a friend who was with him, saying: " Go, ask Francis to sell you a farthing's worth of his sweat – Life of St. Francis of Assisi by Paul Sabatier
  5. Even while he announced his purpose the sweat poured out on his forehead. – Riders of the Silences by John Frederick
  6. A great deal has been and is being constantly said about " sweat shop" work and conditions. – The Principles of Scientific Management by Frederick Winslow Taylor
  7. He began to sweat and to grow smaller and weaker. – Fifty Fabulous Fables by Lida Brown McMurry
  8. What you must have is something that is both play and exercise; something that not merely causes your heart to beat fast, and your lungs to pump fast, and your sweat glands to throw out poisons from your body, but something that fully occupies your mind and gives your higher brain centers a chance to relax. – The Book of Life: Vol. I Mind and Body; Vol. II Love and Society by Upton Sinclair
  9. The sweat started on his forehead. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  10. The others had plenty to sweat about. – Space Tug by Murray Leinster
  11. Mighty surprised they were to see us, on foot, and all dust and sweat – On the Pampas by G. A. Henty
  12. A cold sweat of terror broke upon him. – The Lion's Skin by Rafael Sabatini
  13. " Don't work up a sweat for a little thing like that, old man. – The Lost City by Joseph E. Badger, Jr.
  14. It is sometimes a long business, very long; big drops of sweat come out on Monet's forehead. – The New Book Of Martyrs by Georges Duhamel
  15. Cyril's face turned ghastly, drops of sweat broke out over his forehead. – Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles by Mrs. Henry Wood
  16. They'll march us and sweat us to death. – The Kangaroo Marines by R. W. Campbell
  17. They wiped sweat from their faces and glanced at each other. – Operation Lorelie by William P. Salton
  18. His hands were shaking, his skin damp with sweat no heat produced. – Voodoo Planet by Andrew North
  19. As soon as they had departed, the dog made signs to his mistress to sweat him after the manner of the Indians. – The Myth of Hiawatha, and Other Oral Legends, Mythologic and Allegoric, of the North American Indians by Henry R. Schoolcraft
  20. Some of them have built up great fortunes out of the sweat and blood and tears of men and women and little children. – The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists by Robert Tressell
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