Definition for SWEAT

SWEAT, v.i. [swet. pret. and pp. sweat or sweated. Swot is obsolete. Sax. swætan; Sw. svetta; Dan. sveeder; D. zweeten; G. schwitzen; L. sudo; Fr. suer.]

  1. To excrete sensible moisture from the skin. Horses sweat; oxen sweat little or not at all.
  2. To toil; to labor; to drudge. He'd have the poets sweat. – Waller.
  3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

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