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sweatbox

[swet-boks] /ˈswɛtˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a sauna or other enclosure for sweating.
2.
any uncomfortably warm room or environment.
3.
a box or cell in which a prisoner is punished or given the third degree.
4.
a device for removing moisture from tobacco leaves, figs, raisins, etc.
Origin
1870-1875
1870-75; sweat + box1
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British Dictionary definitions for sweat-box

sweatbox

/ˈswɛtˌbɒks/
noun
1.
a device for causing tobacco leaves, fruit, or hides to sweat
2.
a very small pen or cubicle where a pig is fattened intensively
3.
(informal, mainly US) a narrow room or cell for a prisoner
4.
(informal) any place where a person sweats on account of confinement, heat, etc
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