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Definition of Sweat

Sweat
Sweat Sweat, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See Sweat, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) 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. In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. --Gen. iii. 19. 2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak. 3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer. 4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed. 5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise. Sweat box (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men are confined. Sweat glands (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under Sudoriferous.
Sweat
Sweat Sweat, v. t. 1. To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics. 2. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude. It made her not a drop for sweat. --Chaucer. With exercise she sweat ill humors out. --Dryden. 3. To unite by heating, after the application of soldier. 4. To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers. [Colloq.] To sweat coin, to remove a portion of a piece of coin, as by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction wears off a small quantity of the metal. The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is to put it in circulation again after having diminished its weight by ``sweating', or otherwise, because the quantity of metal contains is no longer consistent with its impression. --R. Cobden.

Meaning of Sweat from wikipedia

- Perspiration, also known as sweating, is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Two types of sweat glands can be found...
- Sweat glands, also known as sudoriferous or sudoriparous glands, from Latin sudor, meaning 'sweat', are small tubular structures of the skin that produce...
- Sweating sickness, also known as English sweating sickness or English sweat or (Latin) sudor anglicus, was a mysterious and contagious disease that struck...
- Sweat is the fluid excreted by the sweat glands during perspiration. Sweat or sweating may also refer to: SWEAT (hypothesis), which proposes that the...
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- Brooke Sweat (born Brooke Youngquist; March 27, 1986) is an American professional beach volleyball player, specializing as a defender. She started her...
- Cold sweat may refer to: Cold sweat or diap****sis, excessive sweating commonly ****ociated with shock and other medical emergency conditions Cold Sweat (1970...
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