hy·​per·​hi·​dro·​sis ˌhī-pər-hī-ˈdrō-səs How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio)
: generalized or local excessive sweating

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web This could be a condition called hyperhidrosis, which is when your sweat glands overreact and produce excess sweat at inopportune times. Erica Sweeney, Men's Health, 11 Nov. 2022 Botulinum injection as hyperhidrosis treatment is also generally safe, though pain and mild injection site reactions, such as bruising, redness, or swelling may happen. ELLE, 28 Oct. 2022 But if the issue is more like excessive sweating, medically called hyperhidrosis, there are a variety of treatment options. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, 1 July 2022 For people with hyperhidrosis, these glands never take time off, which causes them to be overstimulated and create excess perspiration. ELLE, 28 Oct. 2022 The results of Botox for hyperhidrosis are fast-acting, says Dr. Green. Danielle Sinay, Glamour, 19 Sep. 2022 What's more, hyperhidrosis is surprisingly easy to treat. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, 29 June 2022 There are two types of hyperhidrosis: primary and secondary. Rebecca Dancer, Allure, 29 June 2022 Prescription Strength Antiperspirant is the best product for excessive sweaters or men with hyperhidrosis. Grooming Playbook, The Salt Lake Tribune, 25 May 2022 See More

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Word History


New Latin hidrosis perspiration, from Greek hidrōsis, from hidroun to sweat, from hidrōs sweat — more at sweat

First Known Use

circa 1860, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of hyperhidrosis was circa 1860

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Cite this Entry

“Hyperhidrosis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hyperhidrosis. Accessed 29 Nov. 2022.

Medical Definition



hy·​per·​hi·​dro·​sis -hid-ˈrō-səs How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio) -hī-ˈdrō- How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio)
variants also hyperidrosis
plural hyperhidroses -ˌsēz How to pronounce hyperhidrosis (audio)
: generalized or localized excessive sweating compare hypohidrosis

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