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clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈkla-mē\

Simple Definition of clammy

  • : unpleasantly wet and cold

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of clammy

clammier

clammiest

  1. 1 :  being damp, soft, sticky, and usually cool <cold clammy hands> <clammy air>

  2. 2 :  lacking normal human warmth <the clammy atmosphere of an institution>

clammily

play \ˈkla-mə-lē\ adverb

clamminess

play \ˈkla-mē-nəs\ noun

Examples of clammy in a sentence

  1. His hand was cold and clammy.

  2. <after a clammy handshake, the two bitter rivals squared off for a no-holds-barred debate>



Origin and Etymology of clammy

Middle English, probably from clammen to smear, stick, from Old English clǣman; akin to Old English clǣg clay


First Known Use: 14th century


CLAMMY Defined for Kids

clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈkla-mē\

Definition of clammy for Students

clammier

clammiest

  1. :  unpleasantly damp, sticky, and cool <clammy skin>




Medical Dictionary

clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈklam-ē\

Medical Definition of clammy

clammier

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est

  1. :  being moist and sticky <a patient in shock may be cold and clammyEmergency Medicine> <clammy sweating>





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