noun, plural sweathouses [swet-hou-ziz] /ˈswɛtˌhaʊ zɪz/ (Show IPA)
(especially among North American Indians) a special building used for cleansing and purifying one’s body by sweating, in which heated water is poured over heated stones to produce steam.
noun 1. a febrile epidemic disease that appeared in the 15th and 16th centuries: characterized by profuse sweating and frequently fatal in a few hours. sweating sickness noun 1. the nontechnical name for miliary fever 2. an acute infectious febrile disease that was widespread in Europe during the late 15th century, characterized by profuse sweating […]
noun 1. the practice of employing workers in sweatshops.
noun, (used with a plural verb) 1. loose-fitting pants of soft, absorbent fabric, as cotton jersey, usually with a drawstring at the waist and close-fitting or elastic cuffs at the ankles, commonly worn during athletic activity for warmth or to induce sweating.
verb (used without object), sweat or sweated, sweating. 1. to perspire, especially freely or profusely. 2. to exude moisture, as green plants piled in a heap or cheese. 3. to gather moisture from the surrounding air by condensation. 4. (of moisture or liquid) to ooze or be exuded. 5. Informal. to work hard. 6. Informal. […]