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adj. clam·mi·er, clam·mi·est
1. Disagreeably moist, sticky, and cold to the touch: a clammy handshake.
2. Damp and unpleasant: clammy weather.
3. Uneasy; apprehensive: The ghost town gave us a clammy feeling.

[Middle English, sticky, probably from clam (from Old English, mud, clay) or from Middle Low German klam, stickiness.]

clam′mi·ly adv.
clam′mi·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.clamminess - unpleasant wetness
damp, dampness, moistness - a slight wetness


nFeuchtigkeit f, → Klammheit f
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They writhed upon my throat; their cold lips sought my own; I was half stifled by their thronging pressure; disgust, for which the world has no name, swelled my bosom, and chilled, with a heavy clamminess, my heart.
Give them a qus ick, refreshing bath A luke-warm bath or slightly cooler bath than usual might help to refresh your baby before bedtime and relieve any clamminess.
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Adverse effects such as stomatitis, nausea, vomiting, fever, rhinorrhea, drowsiness, clamminess, chest tightness and bronchoconstriction are seen with the administration of any form of NAC.
This reduces clamminess and prevents the blanket from sticking to the skin.
are covered in plastic rubber type fabrics and it didn't matter how many layers of cotton sheep skins, towels I used to insulate my daughter there was still an uncomfortable clamminess about them.
Hot flashes, which affect about 80% of women, are a sudden rush of heat, followed by facial flushing and sweating, often followed by chills and clamminess.
Doffing his sport coat did nothing to slake his thirst or clamminess.
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Merino wool buffers your body against extremes of heat and cold, breathes to prevent clamminess, resists odour for weeks, and protects against sun and fire.
These high angle shots work to emphasise Donna's paralysis whilst the natural lighting emphasises the bags under her eyes, the pallor and clamminess of her skin as she sighs and pushes back her hair.