Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Causing or increasing sweat.
  • noun A sudorific medicine.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

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

  • adjective Causing sweat.

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

  • adjective That produces sweat
  • noun medicine Any medicine that produces sweating

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

  • noun a medicine that causes or increases sweating
  • adjective inducing perspiration

Etymologies

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

[New Latin sūdōrificus : Latin sūdor, sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficus, -fic.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin sudor ("sweat").

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

    July 9, 2008