perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis(noun)
the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
"perspiration is a homeostatic process"
the production and evaporation of a watery fluid called sweat that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.
of or relating to one who is sweating
a. & n. from Sweat, v
Perspiration is the production of fluids secreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals. Two types of sweat glands can be found in humans: Eccrine glands and apocrine glands. The eccrine sweat glands are distributed over much of the body. In humans, sweating is primarily a means of thermoregulation which is achieved by the water-rich secretion of the eccrine glands. Maximum sweat rates of an adult can be up to 2-4 liters per hour or 10-14 liters per day Evaporation of sweat from the skin surface has a cooling effect due to the evaporation of water. Hence, in hot weather, or when the individual's muscles heat up due to exertion, more sweat is produced. Animals with few sweat glands, such as dogs, accomplish similar temperature regulation results by panting, which evaporates water from the moist lining of the oral cavity and pharynx. Primates and horses have armpits that sweat like those of humans. Although sweating is found in a wide variety of mammals, relatively few, such as humans and horses, produce large amounts of sweat in order to cool down. A study has discovered that men, on average, start perspiring much more quickly than women, then twice as much when they are in the middle of exercising at the same relative intensity. When men and women exercise at the same absolute intensity there are no differences in sweating responses.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
The process of exocrine secretion of the SWEAT GLANDS, including the aqueous sweat from the ECCRINE GLANDS and the complex viscous fluids of the APOCRINE GLANDS.
Etymology and Origins
A word used in the original Biblical sense, and applied to the unhealthy conditions which obtain among the denizens of the East End of London, specifically the Jewish tailors, numbers of whom work together in the fœtid atmosphere of a single small room.
The numerical value of sweating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of sweating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of sweating in a Sentence
I've been sweating constantly and that's frustrating, I got to be honest, i enjoy the schedule, but there are parts of the schedule I don't like -- and that's a good thing. It works on obedience.
I have to admit that as fierce as I want to be in my voice, I can remember my voice shaking and my palms sweating and me wanting backup and me turning to male superiors or male representatives.
For me I was suffering a lot physically today, i was sweating a lot and lost my energy.
Netanyahu is anxious, afraid, [and] sweating.
I did a messed up move by laying him down because he kept saying, 'I'm fixing to die, I'm fixing to die,' he started sweating even more. His body and face started turning purple and the man lost his bowels, then his eyes go in back of his head (and) he stopped breathing.
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