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Meaning of SWEATING

Pronunciation:  sw'eting

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
  2. [adj]  being wet with perspiration; "the perspiring runners"; "his sweating face"; "sweaty clothes"

SWEATING is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: diaphoresis, hidrosis, perspiration, perspiring, sudation, sweaty, wet
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
a. & n. from {Sweat}, v.

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

{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.

 Definition: the production of a fluid, sweat, by the sweat glands of the skin. The evaporation of the sweat from the skin leads to a cooling of the body.