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night sweats

plural noun, Pathology
heavy sweating during sleep, especially as a symptom of certain diseases, as tuberculosis.
Origin of night sweats
1745-55 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • But trying to compose an amorous email may cause night sweats.
  • Hormone changes may be a factor and result in hot flashes, night sweats and disrupted sleep.

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