night sweats

plural noun

: profuse sweating during sleep that is sometimes a symptom of febrile disease

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Several months later, Staley started having night sweats. Stephanie Brown, Verywell Health, 9 Mar. 2023 Unlike some other mattress toppers, this one will add comfort without adding heat, making this an ideal choice for those who get night sweats. Rachel Simon, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Mar. 2023 But some people with lymphoma also experience night sweats. Barbara Brody, Health, 26 Feb. 2023 Symptoms of active infection include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 16 Feb. 2023 Most menopause experts now believe that for healthy women under 60 suffering from bothersome hot flashes and night sweats, the benefits of the therapy outweigh the risks. Lauren Jackson, New York Times, 5 Feb. 2023 One of the most common causes of night sweats for women is fluctuating estrogen levels. Women's Health, 2 Feb. 2023 Those symptoms may include fever, chills, rashes, night sweats, or muscle aches. Amanda Gardner, Health, 1 Feb. 2023 The result is hot flashes, night sweats, and/or trouble sleeping. Carey Rossi, Good Housekeeping, 10 Jan. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1703, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of night sweats was in 1703

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Cite this Entry

“Night sweats.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Mar. 2023.

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