clammy

[klam-ee]
adjective, clammier, clammiest.
1.
covered with a cold, sticky moisture; cold and damp: clammy hands.
2.
sickly; morbid: She had a clammy feeling that something was wrong at home.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English, equivalent to Middle English clam sticky, cold and damp + -y -y1

clammily, adverb
clamminess, noun
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clammy (ˈklæmɪ)
 
adj , -mier, -miest
1.  unpleasantly sticky; moist: clammy hands
2.  (of the weather, atmosphere, etc) close; humid
 
[C14: from Old English clǣman to smear; related to Old Norse kleima, Old High German kleimen]
 
'clammily
 
adv
 
'clamminess
 
n

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clammy
late 14c., probably from M.E. clam "viscous, sticky, muddy," from O.E. clæm "mud, sticky clay," from P.Gmc. *klaimaz "clay."
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Example sentences
Even after an active day the breathable fabric never left my hands damp or
  clammy or cold.
It is not only the clammy discomfort of moving through a damp forest.
No waking up damp and clammy and unable to go back to sleep.
Home care depends on what is causing the clammy skin.
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