from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Causing or increasing sweat.
  • n. A sudorific medicine. Also called sudatory.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. That produces sweat
  • n. Any medicine that produces sweating

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Causing sweat.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Causing, inducing, or promoting sweat; sudatory; diaphoretic.
  • n. Something which promotes sweating; a diaphoretic.

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

  • n. a medicine that causes or increases sweating
  • adj. inducing perspiration


New Latin sūdōrificus : Latin sūdor, sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Latin sudor ("sweat"). (Wiktionary)



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  • Sounds much, much more exciting than what it defines.

    July 9, 2008