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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.
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Noun1.clamminess - unpleasant wetness
damp, dampness, moistness - a slight wetness
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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.
But in early July, we started noticing stickiness and clamminess, and it got worse.
A lukewarm bath, or a slightly cooler bath than usual, might help to refresh your baby before bedtime and relieve any clamminess. Make it a quick bath so that it doesn't get too chilly for them.
Increasing or decreasing 10-20 heart beats/minute, the symptoms of cardiac stress (e.g., clamminess, chest/arm/neck pain, and shortness of breath), at least a 20% change in the blood pressure, an increasing respiratory rate, intercostal retractions, and deterioration of oxygenation were considered as hemodynamic instability, and mobilization was postponed till these symptoms resolved.
||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. Make it a quick bath so that she doesn't get too chilly.
Breathable materials also are a priority as diaper brands seek to alleviate the skin clamminess and potential diaper rashes that can occur when a baby's skin touches materials with little to no air permeability.
A 50-year-old man was admitted to the hospital Emergency Department complaining of weakness, clamminess, and angioedema of the face and tongue, after a bee sting on the proximal tibia area.
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. The progression is familiar to most women of peri-menopausal age, although it is unclear why some women are more affected than others.
Doffing his sport coat did nothing to slake his thirst or clamminess. He loosened his tie and rolled up the cuffs of his shirt, as the sweat ran in rivulets down his face, soaking through his shirt.