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Noun: sweating  swe-ting
  1. The process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
    "sweating is a homeostatic process";
    - perspiration, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis
Adjective: sweating  swe-ting
  1. Being wet with perspiration
    "his sweating face";
    - perspiring, sweaty
Verb: sweat  swet
  1. Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    "Exercise makes one sweat";
    - sudate, perspire
  2. [N. Amer, informal] Be worried, concerned, anxious, troubled, or uneasy
    "I sweat about my job";
    - worry
  3. Strive and make an effort to reach a goal
    "She sweated for years to make a decent living";
    - tug, labor [US], labour [Brit, Cdn], push, drive, plow [US], plough on [Brit], plow on [US], plough [Brit]
  4. (cooking) heat vegetables with a small amount of fat in a closed pan so they cook in their own steam
  5. (plumbing) solder together

Derived forms: sweatings

Type of: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, egest, eliminate, excrete, fight, pass, struggle

Encyclopedia: Sweating

Sweat, Andrew