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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
Sudorific comes from the Latin word sūdor meaning "sweat." The word "sweat" is unrelated and comes from the Old English, swote.