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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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"And there is an operation where, by cutting certain nerves, one may be able to reduce sweating.
To prevent sweating from the hands, surgeons perform a minimally invasive procedure called a video-assisted thoracic sympathectomy.
Sweating promotes healthy skin: First off, sweating helps keep your pores clean.
From kindergartners to collegiates, students can struggle with disproportionate and random sweating that may drench clothing, ruin academic papers, damage technology tools, make playing sports and musical instruments difficult to impossible, promote hiding and isolation behaviors, degrade self-esteem, and prompt bullying.
However, the emotional impact of excessive sweating can lead to poor self esteem, anxiety and depression.
Sweating cools us down when our bodies get too hot.
You don't take part in activities, such as dancing or exercise, for fear they will make your sweating worse.
"Sweating can be caused by other conditions, such as menopause, cancer, tuberculosis, bacterial infections, some medication, hormonal and neurological conditions, as well as having a fever."
After analysing the facial expressions of the smell group, the research team concluded that there does, in fact, appear to be a so-called"behavioural synchronisation" between a sweating person's emotional state, the sweat generated, and the reaction of the person who sniffs that sweat.
This survey of patients with lower-limb amputation looked at the effect of sweating on prosthetic fit and function and tried to determine which factors, if any, were significantly associated with sweating.