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sweatbox

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noun sweat·box \-ˌbäks\

Definition of sweatbox

  1. 1 :  a place in which one is made to sweat; especially :  a narrow box or cell in which a prisoner is placed for punishment

  2. 2 :  a device for sweating something (as hides in tanning or dried figs)




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