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cold sweat

noun

Simple Definition of cold sweat

  • : a condition in which someone is sweating and feeling cold at the same time because of fear, illness, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of cold sweat

  1. :  concurrent perspiration and chill usually associated with fear, pain, or shock

Examples of cold sweat in a sentence

  1. The patient feels faint and is in a cold sweat.

  2. I break out in a cold sweat when I think about asking my boss for a pay raise.



1582

First Known Use of cold sweat

1582


Medical Dictionary

cold sweat

noun

Medical Definition of cold sweat

  1. :  perspiration accompanied by feelings of chill or cold and usually induced or accompanied by dread, fear, or shock




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