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Sweating and sweat

bead

noun

a small drop of a liquid such as blood or sweat

cold sweat

noun

a nervous or worried feeling that causes you to sweat although you feel cold

mop

verb

to wipe sweat from your face with a cloth when you are very hot or ill

perspiration

noun

liquid that your skin produces when you are hot, ill, or nervous

perspiration

noun

the physical process of producing perspiration

perspire

verb

to produce liquid on your skin as a result of being hot, ill, or nervous

sweat

noun

liquid that forms on your skin when you are hot

sweat

verb

to produce liquid on the surface of your skin when you are hot, nervous, or ill

sweat off

to get rid of body weight by making yourself sweat

sweat off

to get rid of an illness by sweating a lot

sweat duct

noun

one of the many small tubes in your skin that take sweat up to the skin’s surface

sweat gland

noun

an organ in your body that produces sweat

sweaty

adjective

covered in sweat, or smelling of sweat

bathed in sweat

covered in sweat

break out in a sweat

to begin producing sweat

sweat buckets

to sweat a lot

sweat it out

to cure an illness by keeping your body warm so that you sweat

sweat like a pig

to sweat a lot

pre-cation

a paid holiday given to a new employee before they start their job

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