sweating sickness

sweating sickness (uncountable)

  1. An unidentified, highly virulent disease with aches and sweating, the cause of a series of epidemics in England and Europe between 1485 and 1551.
    Synonyms: English sweat, miliaria, Picardy sweat, sudor anglicus

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