night sweats

plural noun

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

Examples of night sweats in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The Brooklinen Marlow Pillow Protector is the best pillow protector for hot sleepers or those who suffer from night sweats. Alida Nugent, Better Homes & Gardens, 4 June 2024 Symptoms include persistent cough, fever, night sweats and unexplained weight loss. Paul Sisson, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 May 2024 Despite him also developing night sweats, doctors diagnosed Mason with a viral infection. Jordan Greene, Peoplemag, 17 May 2024 Its breathable design prevents night sweats and overheating. Cai Cramer, Peoplemag, 16 Apr. 2024 See all Example Sentences for night sweats 

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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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“Night sweats.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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