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NOUN (2)

1. a disease of cattle (especially calves);

2. epidemic in the 15th and 16th centuries and characterized by profuse sweating and high mortality;
[syn: sweating sickness, miliary fever]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sweating \Sweat"ing\, a. & n. from Sweat, v. [1913 Webster] Sweating bath, a bath producing sensible sweat; a stove or sudatory. Sweating house, a house for sweating persons in sickness. Sweating iron, a kind of knife, or a piece of iron, used to scrape off sweat, especially from horses; a horse scraper. Sweating room. (a) A room for sweating persons. (b) (Dairying) A room for sweating cheese and carrying off the superfluous juices. Sweating sickness (Med.), a febrile epidemic disease which prevailed in some countries of Europe, but particularly in England, in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, characterized by profuse sweating. Death often occured in a few hours. [1913 Webster]