night sweats

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noun (used with a plural verb) Pathology.

heavy sweating during sleep, especially as a symptom of certain diseases, as tuberculosis.

Nearby words

  1. night school,
  2. night shift,
  3. night snake,
  4. night soil,
  5. night stick,
  6. night table,
  7. night terror,
  8. night terrors,
  9. night vision,
  10. night watch

Origin of night sweats

First recorded in 1745–55

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