From New Latin sudorificus, from sūdor (“sweat”) (from Proto-Indo-European *sweyd- (“sweat; to sweat”)) + -ificus (from Proto-Italic *-fakos (“suffix forming adjectives that denote bringing or making”), ultimately related to Proto-Indo-European *dʰeh₁- (“to do, put, place”)).
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˌs(j)uːdəˈɹɪfɪk/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ˌsudəˈɹɪfɪk/
- Hyphenation: su‧dor‧i‧fic
- (chiefly pharmacology) That produces sweating. [from early 17th c.]
, W[illiam] S[tarbuck] Mayo, chapter XVII, in Never Again (The Library of Favourite Authors, British and Foreign; I), London: Ward, Lock, & Tyler, Warwick House, Paternoster Row, OCLC 56662967, page 192:
- Fear, the product of guilt, is a true night-plant. Like some of those gigantic fungi the botanists tell of, it springs up in the dark, and in an hour of restless tossing, sudorific, horripilating wretchedness, canopies our bed with a phantom toad-stool of gigantic size. The load that the conscience can jauntily stagger under in the broad light of day, […] will, in the gloom and silence of the night, wear its bearer to his knees.
sudorific (plural sudorifics)