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A reaction to nervousness, fear, pain, or shock, characterized by simultaneous perspiration and chill and cold moist skin.
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(Pathology) informal a bodily reaction to fear or nervousness, characterized by chill and moist skin
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|Noun||1.||cold sweat - the physical condition of concurrent perspiration and chill; associated with fear|
fear, fearfulness, fright - an emotion experienced in anticipation of some specific pain or danger (usually accompanied by a desire to flee or fight)
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cold sweatn to be in a cold sweat (about sth) → sudare freddo (per qc)
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