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sudoriferous

[ soo-duh-rif-er-uhs ]
/ ˌsu dəˈrɪf ər əs /
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adjective
bearing or secreting sweat.
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Origin of sudoriferous

First recorded in 1590–1600; from Late Latin sūdōrifer “sweat bearing,” equivalent to Latin sūdōr-, stem of sūdor “sweat” (noun) + -i- + -fer; see -i-, -fer,-ous; akin to Old English sweatan “to sweat” (see sweat)

OTHER WORDS FROM sudoriferous

su·dor·if·er·ous·ness, noun
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How to use sudoriferous in a sentence

  • I hope he enjoys the odoriferous, sudoriferous resting-place.

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British Dictionary definitions for sudoriferous

sudoriferous
/ (ˌsjuːdəˈrɪfərəs) /

adjective
producing or conveying sweatAlso: sudoriparous (ˌsjuːdəˈrɪpərəs)

Derived forms of sudoriferous

sudoriferousness, noun

Word Origin for sudoriferous

C16: via New Latin from sudor + Latin ferre to bear
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Medical definitions for sudoriferous

sudoriferous
[ sōō′də-rĭfər-əs ]

adj.
Carrying or producing sweat.
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