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  1. simple past tense and past participle of sweat


sweated (comparative more sweated, superlative most sweated)

  1. Characterized by sweatshop conditions.
    • 1913, D.H. Lawrence, Sons and Lovers, chapter 10
      “Do you like jennying?” he asked.
      “What can a woman do!” she replied bitterly.
      “Is it sweated?”
      “More or less. Isn’t all woman’s work? That’s another trick the men have played, since we force ourselves into the labour market.”
    • 1920, Sidney Webb and Beatrice Webb, Industrial Democracy, Part III
      So long as the African slave-trade lasted, the importation of slaves being presumably cheaper than breeding them, the industries run by slave labor were economically in much the same position as our own sweated trades []