cold sweat

cold sweat


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

Full Definition of COLD SWEAT

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

Examples of COLD SWEAT

  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.

First Known Use of COLD SWEAT


cold sweat

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of COLD SWEAT

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


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