Definition of clammy in English:

clammy

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Pronunciation: /ˈklami
 
/

adjective (clammier, clammiest)

Derivatives

clammily

adverb
More example sentences
  • If you wake up feeling too hot or clammily cold, and your clothing and bedding are soaked or damp and clammy, you have night sweats.
  • Angel's hair became plastered to her head while her clothes stuck to her clammily.
  • Sweat poured off his body and the single sheet that covered him was damp and clammily cold around his neck.

clamminess

noun
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  • Some symptoms of hypoglycemia are light-headedness, fainting, diaphoresis, clamminess, palpitations or rapid heart rate.
  • He had been referred to the hospital by GP Stephen Kirkham after being taken ill and suffering symptoms which included vomiting, diarrhoea and clamminess.
  • Her heart thumped and a cold clamminess filtered into every pore of her skin.

Origin

late Middle English: from dialect clam 'to be sticky or adhere', of Germanic origin; related to clay.

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