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
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of cold sweat in:
- The British & World English dictionary