Definition of sudorific in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌso͞odəˈrifik/


Relating to or causing sweating.
Example sentences
  • Sarsaparilla has a reputation as a ‘depurative’, a diuretic and sudorific drug.
  • In Peruvian herbal medicine the plant is believed to be sudorific, cicatrizant, astringent, stomachic, stimulant, febrifuge, antidiarrhetic, and anti-tumorous.
  • Perfused skin was observed to sweat in response to administration of sudorific drugs, and some features of the patterns of sweating were similar to those which could be induced by heating or by drugs in conscious animals.


A drug that induces sweating.
Example sentences
  • He prescribed the use of diuretics, sudorifics, purgatives, the absorption of pure wine and hot baths.
  • Furthermore, in ancient days people believed that many poisons can get excreted through the sweat, so to treat any poisoning, doctors recommended sudorifics.
  • Diaphoretics differ from sudorifics; the former only increase the insensible perspiration, the latter excite the sensible discharge called sweat.


Early 17th century: from modern Latin sudorificus, from Latin sudor 'sweat'.

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Syllabification: su·dor·if·ic

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