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A.Word.A.Day--sudoriferous

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sudoriferous (soo-duh-RIF-uhr-rus) adjective

Sweaty or sweat producing.

[From Late Latin sudorifer, from Latin sudor sweat, from sudare (to sweat), ultimately from Indo-European root sweid- (to sweat) that also resulted in words sweat and exude.]

"And, oh yeah, Greco has been tossed out of her hoity-toity gym, which means the former first spouse might have to attend an icky-poo-poo health club like the YMCA - where she might actually find herself on a treadmill next to a sudoriferous commoner." Daniel Ruth; Tampa's Own "Did I Not Ask For MERLOT?!?!" Moment; The Tampa Tribune; Jun 9, 2003.

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