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1. A box in which something, such as hides or fruit, is fermented by sweating.
2. Slang A confined place where a person sweats, especially:
a. An interrogation room.
b. A prison cell used for special punishment.


1. (Agriculture) a device for causing tobacco leaves, fruit, or hides to sweat
2. (Agriculture) a very small pen or cubicle where a pig is fattened intensively
3. (Law) informal chiefly US a narrow room or cell for a prisoner
4. informal any place where a person sweats on account of confinement, heat, etc



1. a sauna or other enclosure for sweating.
2. any uncomfortably warm room or place.
3. a box or cell in which a prisoner is confined as punishment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sweatbox - small or narrow cell
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
2.sweatbox - a device that causes tobacco leaves or fruit or hides to sweat
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
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SWEATBOX E | vents returns to Liverpool this weekend with a show tonight at The Garage featuring French producer Arno Cost alongside New ID and residents Corey James, Phill Binks, Clarke Gilbo and Dan Dixon.
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Peter Beardsley used to call our five-a-side pitch where he played countless times a sweatbox because of the way it dropped beneath the surface around it.
Most people would object to being made the slaves of even a kind and generous master who never used the whip or the sweatbox on them.
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George carries a lot of weight and excuses can be made for his missed cut in the Malaysian sweatbox last week.
TREORCHY: Park And Dare Theatre (01443 773112), The Sweatbox.
The 26-year-old will have to endure temperatures of over 30 degrees and humidity of up to 90% while wearing his helmet and fire-resistant race suit, turning the cockpit of his F3 Dallara Mercedes into a sweatbox.
I'll remember Anthony Lucas taking a pass on the Hogs' first snap of the game against then-nemesis SMU in 1998 and taking it to the house in the sweatbox of War Memorial Stadium, then the Hogs putting a 42-6 hurting on Alabama a week later in Fayetteville, the Tide's worst lost since pre-Bear Bryant days.