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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sweat v. i. [imp. & p. p. Sweat or Sweated (Obs. Swat ); p. pr. & vb. n. Sweating.]
 1. To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.
 2. Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
    He 'd have the poets sweat.   --Waller.
 3. To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sweat·ing, a. & n. from Sweat, v.
 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : being wet with perspiration; "the perspiring runners"; "his
            sweating face"; "sweaty clothes" [syn: perspiring, sweaty]
      n : the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a
          salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
          [syn: perspiration, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis]