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sweating

[′swed·iŋ]
(chemical engineering)
Separation of paraffin oil from low-melting petroleum wax obtained from paraffin wax in a chamber (sweater) by first cooling the mixture until it is a solid cake, then warming gradually to cause partial fusion of the mixture to allow drainage of liquid from the cake. Also known as exudation.

sweating

1. On a paint or varnish film, the development of gloss on a dull or matte finish; caused by rubbing the film.
2. The joining of metal surfaces by heating and pressing them together, usually with solder between.
3. The collecting of moisture on a surface which is below the dewpoint temperature, as a result of condensation of moisture from the air.
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Sometimes, an underlying condition will be evident; for example, when a person is sweating due to the pain and shock of an injury.
However, the emotional impact of excessive sweating can lead to poor self esteem, anxiety and depression.
Some patients end up with macerated skin with burning and itching or fungal infections in the groin area due to continuous sweating.
You're spending a significant amount of time coping with sweating - for example, frequently showering.
A lot of people associate excessive sweating with body odour.
The miraDry procedure works by heating and eliminating sweat glands under the arms by precisely directing controlled electromagnetic energy to the areas in which excessive sweating under the arms occurs.
In case reports, it reduced or eliminated sweating in doses of 4 mg once or twice daily.
This is a popular treatment at this time of year for brides and grooms, as well as before prom or other events involving formal wear for people who experience excessive sweating that can be a source of embarrassment or ruin expensive clothing.
Though excessive sweating is a common problem in summers and attributed to the season, many girls in the Capital are going for Botox treatment.
Elizabeth Slade, South London SWEATING is the body's way of cooling us down and keeping us at our normal temperature of around 37C (98.
Teenagers tend to sweat more than adults, due to crazy hormones, but there can come a point when there is a bigger reason for more sweating.