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Sweat


SWEAT, noun swet. [Latin sudor.]

1. The fluid or sensible moisture which issues out of the pores of the skin of an animal.

In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. Genesis 3:19.

2. Labor; toil; drudgery.

3. Moisture evacuated from any substance; as the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.

SWEAT, verb intransitive swet. preterit tense and participle passive sweat or sweated. Swot is obsolete. [Latin sudo.]

1. To emit sensible moisture through the pores of the skin; to perspire. Horses sweat; oxen sweat little or not at all.]

2. To toil; to labor; to drudge.

He'd have the poets sweat

3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

SWEAT, verb transitive swet. To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exsude.

For him the rich Arabia sweats her gums.

1. To cause to emit moisture from the pores of the skin. His physicians attempted to sweat him by the most powerful sudorifics.

They sweat him profusely.