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sweat


  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sweat  \Sweat\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Sweat}  or  {Sweated}  (Obs. 
  {Swat});  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Sweating}.]  [OE.  sweten,  AS 
  sw[ae]tan,  fr  sw[=a]t,  n.,  sweat;  akin  to  OFries  &  OS 
  sw[=e]t,  D.  zweet,  OHG.  sweiz,  G.  schweiss  Icel.  sviti 
  sveiti  Sw  svett,  Dan.  sved,  L.  sudor  sweat,  sudare  to 
  sweat,  Gr  ?,  ?,  sweat,  ?  to  sweat,  Skr.  sv[=e]da  sweat,  svid 
  to  sweat.  [root]178.  Cf  {Exude},  {Sudary},  {Sudorific}.] 
  1.  To  excrete  sensible  moisture  from  the  pores  of  the  skin; 
  to  perspire.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Fig.:  To  perspire  in  toil;  to  work  hard;  to  drudge. 
 
  He  'd  have  the  poets  sweat.  --Waller. 
 
  3.  To  emit  moisture,  as  green  plants  in  a  heap. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sweat 
  n  1:  salty  fluid  secreted  by  sweat  glands;  "sweat  poured  off  his 
  brow"  [syn:  {perspiration},  {diaphoresis},  {sudor},  {hidrosis}, 
  {water}] 
  2:  agitation  resulting  from  active  worry;  "don't  get  in  a 
  stew";  "he's  in  a  sweat  about  exams"  [syn:  {fret},  {stew}, 
  {lather},  {swither}] 
  3:  condensation  of  moisture  on  a  cold  surface;  "the  cold 
  glasses  were  streaked  with  sweat" 
  4:  use  of  physical  or  mental  energy;  hard  work  "he  got  an  A 
  for  effort";  "they  managed  only  with  great  exertion"  [syn: 
  {effort},  {elbow  grease},  {exertion},  {travail}] 
  v  :  excrete  perspiration  through  the  pores  in  the  skin; 
  "Exercise  makes  one  sweat"  [syn:  {perspire}] 




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