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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweat \Sweat\, n. [Cf. OE. swot, AS. sw[=a]t. See Sweat, v. i.] 1. (Physiol.) The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration. [1913 Webster] In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread. --Gen. iii. 19. [1913 Webster] 2. The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack. --Mortimer. [1913 Webster] 4. The sweating sickness. [Obs.] --Holinshed. [1913 Webster] 5. (Man.) A short run by a race horse in exercise. [1913 Webster] Sweat box (Naut.), a small closet in which refractory men are confined. Sweat glands (Anat.), sudoriferous glands. See under Sudoriferous.