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sweaty

[ swet-ee ]
/ ˈswɛt i /
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adjective, sweat·i·er, sweat·i·est.

covered, moist, or stained with sweat.
causing sweat.

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Origin of sweaty

First recorded in 1325–75, sweaty is from the Middle English word swety.See sweat, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM sweaty

sweat·i·ly, adverbsweat·i·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for sweaty

sweaty
/ (ˈswɛtɪ) /

adjective sweatier or sweatiest

covered with sweat; sweating
smelling of or like sweat
causing sweat

Derived forms of sweaty

sweatily, adverbsweatiness, noun
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