clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈkla-mē\

Definition of clammy

clammier

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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 English Language Learners

clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈkla-mē\

Definition of clammy for English Language Learners

  • : unpleasantly wet and cold


CLAMMY Defined for Kids

clammy

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adjective clam·my \ˈkla-mē\

Definition of clammy for Students

clammier

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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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