a chill accompanied by perspiration, caused by fear, nervousness, or the like.
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tension, stress, impatience, agitation, sensitivity, disquiet, jitters, uneasiness, anger, turbulence, worry, nervousness, dismay, consternation, fright, apprehension, alarm, excitement, dread, terror
- cold stage,
- cold start,
- cold steel,
- cold storage,
- cold store,
- cold tone,
- cold turkey,
- cold type,
- cold ulcer,
- cold wall effect
Origin of cold sweat
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for cold sweat
The announcement of this intention threw the deacon into a cold-sweat, but he did not think it prudent to say aught against it.The Sea Lions|James Fenimore Cooper
informal a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
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see in a cold sweat.
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