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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosisnoun

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

    "perspiration is a homeostatic process"

Wiktionary

  1. sweatingnoun

    the production and evaporation of a watery fluid called sweat that is excreted by the sweat glands in the skin of mammals.

  2. sweatingadjective

    of or relating to one who is sweating

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sweating

    of Sweat

  2. Sweating

    a. & n. from Sweat, v

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  1. Sweating

    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

  1. Sweating

    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

  1. Sweating

    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.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweating in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sweating in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sweating in a Sentence

  1. Richard Gard:

    If I tried to walk up the stairs or 10 feet, I would almost pass out with exhaustion and the symptoms would start ― extreme chest pain radiating up my arm into my neck, trouble breathing, sweating.

  2. Shuabu Lawal:

    A boy ran into my shop and said his father and elder brother had been shot. He was only wearing shorts, no top and sweating despite the wintry weather. I shut down my shop immediately, leaving some items outside.

  3. Scott C. Holstad:

    I woke last night from a nightmare in which I saw a malignant society of pathological liars racked with insecurities, consumed by guilt, screaming for violence and I noticed I was sweating most profusely as I thanked the heavens above that it was only a dream before turning on the light to get a cigarette.

  4. Jon Stewart:

    So ain't this a bitch ? america's heroes, who fought our wars, outside sweating their asses off, with oxygen battling all kinds of ailments, while these motherf *** ers sit in the air conditioning walled off from any of it ? They don't have to hear it. They don't have to see it. They don't have to understand that these are human beings. Did you get it yet ?

  5. Chuck Ragan:

    I think this is the most mature material that I’ve ever been able to do, I’ve gotten a little older and while I had a blast with all the yelling and the sweating and falling off the stage, this is who I am right now.

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