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Monday, May 07, 2012

Definitions for sudorific

  1. Causing sweat.
  2. Sudoriparous.
  3. A sudorific agent.

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Citations for sudorific
Having thrown him into a cold sweat by his spiritual sudorific, he attacks him with his material remedies, which are often quite as unpalatable. Oliver Wendell Holmes, Medical Essays, 1842-1882
Wracked by such sudorific thoughts, he tossed noisily about, maddened, aching. Angela Huth, South of the Lights
Origin of sudorific
1620-1630
Sudorific comes from the Latin word sūdor meaning "sweat." The word "sweat" is unrelated and comes from the Old English, swote.