Definition of cold sweat in English:

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cold sweat

Pronunciation: /ˌkōld ˈswet/


A state of sweating induced by fear, nervousness, or illness: he used to break into a cold sweat when he was called on in class
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  • Maureen Phillips, of Trincity, who has three children, said her daughter Sian, a student of Bon Air Government School, has been experiencing cold sweats and anxiety attacks due to the exams.
  • It is enough to induce shuddering, cold sweats in an England defence that was their weakness even before first-choice full-back Gary Neville was ruled out through injury.
  • A 1988 study conducted on 80 Danish naval cadets, training on the ocean, found that ginger capsules reduced symptoms of vomiting, cold sweats, nausea, and vertigo.

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