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Slang. Abusing and threatening a suspect in interrogation or a person who has information to reveal what they know.


 - adj. & n. from Sweat.


 - vb. 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 occurred in a few hours.

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