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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. Corey Slovis:

    More commonly, and what was seen in this case is the classic heat stroke -- passive heat stroke -- where people become increasingly dehydrated, we normally get rid of excess body heat by sweating and we evaporate and we lose heat via evaporation.

  2. Laura Dern:

    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.

  3. Natalia Rutkowski:

    I was shaking and I literally felt like I was sweating and agitated, my mum was teary. United Airlines was just United Airlines. I had never been so disrespected and mistreated and embarrassed.

  4. Beth Laybourn:

    At first it wasn’t that hot. We carried on going round and I started sweating and a moment later I felt my throat burning, i started retching and ran to the toilet and was sick. I had four mugs of milk and my throat still wouldn’t stop burning. I couldn’t breathe properly and I really thought I was going to die.

  5. Eddie Salmeron:

    We tried to net it and I started getting nervous, i started sweating. I got wet, my watch got wet. I was almost in the water.

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