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sweated

[ swet-id ]
/ ˈswɛt ɪd /
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adjective

made by underpaid workers.
underpaid and overworked.
having poor working conditions.

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Origin of sweated

1645–55 for earlier sense “saturated with sweat”; 1880–85 for def. 2; sweat + -ed2

OTHER WORDS FROM sweated

un·sweat·ed, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sweated

sweated
/ (ˈswɛtɪd) /

adjective

made by exploited laboursweated goods
(of workers, etc) forced to work in poor conditions for low pay
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