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cold sweat

Informal a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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On Sundays the little church in the park is mouldy; the oaken pulpit breaks out into a cold sweat; and there is a general smell and taste as of the ancient Dedlocks in their graves.
"All is over," he thought, and a cold sweat broke out on his forehead.
With the discovery came a sudden nervous reaction that sent him into a cold sweat. Weakly, he seated himself upon the edge of the bed.
In the meanwhile, the cold sweat stood on his brow.
What causes women of a certain age to have cold sweats, hot flushes, raging hormones and mood swings as unpredictable as the weather?
The activation of the fight or flight (stress) response usually triggers cold sweats.
Months of accidents along the deadly highway have given them nightmares and sleepless nights as they awake in cold sweats.
COLD SWEATS IF skin is cold and clammy and a person is experiencing cold sweats, this can be a warning sign of sepsis, or a diabetic hypoglycaemic attack.
Cold sweats If skin is cold and clammy and a person's having cold sweats, it can be a warning sign of sepsis or a diabetic hypoglycaemic attack.
Symptoms such as cold sweats and lightheadedness may be directly related to your cardiovascular health.
For the early months of 2012, countless people woke up in cold sweats, their teeth aching from the saccharine noise of the tune lodged in their heads, the oversaturated notes like a sponge leaking dishwater into a crying drain.
Wolves' right-back Richard Stearman must have woken up in cold sweats last night after the torment he suffered against him.