Sweat vs Sudorific - What's the difference?

sweat | sudorific |


As nouns the difference between sweat and sudorific

is that sweat is fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation while sudorific is (medicine) any medicine that produces sweating.

As a verb sweat

is to emit sweat.

As an adjective sudorific is

that produces sweat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

sweat

English

(wikipedia sweat)

Etymology 1

From (etyl) .

Noun

(en-noun)
  • Fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.
  • (British, slang, military slang, especially WWI) A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).
  • (historical) The sweating sickness.
  • * 2009 , Hilary Mantel, Wolf Hall , Fourth Estate 2010, page 131:
  • When the sweat comes back this summer, 1528, people say, as they did last year, that you won't get it if you don't think about it.
    (Holinshed)
  • Moisture issuing from any substance.
  • the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack
    (Mortimer)
  • A short run by a racehorse as a form of exercise.
  • Synonyms
    * (fluid that exits the body through pores) perspiration * sudor
    Derived terms
    * break a sweat * cold sweat * no sweat * old sweat * sweat gland * sweatshirt * sweatshop * sweaty

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) . Compare Dutch zweten, German schwitzen, Danish svede.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To emit sweat.
  • To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire.
  • His physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.
  • (informal) To work hard.
  • I've been sweating over my essay all day.
  • (informal) To extract money, labour, etc. from, by exaction or oppression.
  • to sweat''' a spendthrift; to '''sweat labourers
  • (informal) To worry.
  • (colloquial) To worry about (something).
  • * 2010 , Brooks Barnes, "Studios battle to save Narnia", The New York Times , 5 Dec 2010:
  • There are few matters studio executives sweat more than maintaining their franchises.
  • To emit, in the manner of sweat.
  • to sweat blood
  • * Dryden
  • With exercise she sweat ill humors out.
  • To emit moisture.
  • The cheese will start sweating if you don't refrigerate it.
  • (plumbing) To solder (a pipe joint) together.
  • (slang) To stress out.
  • Stop sweatin' me!
  • (intransitive) To cook slowly in shallow oil without browning.
  • (archaic) To remove a portion of (a coin), as by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction wears off a small quantity of the metal.
  • * R. Cobden
  • The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is to put it in circulation again after having diminished its weight by sweating , or otherwise, because the quantity of metal contains is no longer consistent with its impression.
    Synonyms
    * (emit sweat) perspire * (work hard) slave, slog, work hard * (to worry) fret, worry
    Derived terms
    * sweat like a pig * sweater * (l) * unsweat

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    sudorific

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • That produces sweat
  • Noun

    (en noun)
  • (medicine) Any medicine that produces sweating