from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A sweating.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete A sweating.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Perspiration; sweat (fluid).
  • noun physiology The process of perspiring.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid


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