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cold sweat

noun
1.
a chill accompanied by perspiration, caused by fear, nervousness, or the like.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10
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British Dictionary definitions for cold sweats

cold sweat

noun
1.
(informal) a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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cold sweats in Medicine

cold sweat n.
A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.

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Idioms and Phrases with cold sweats

cold sweat

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