Here’s your Word of the Day! Enjoy! 🙂
abnormally excessive sweating.
“I have hyperhidrosis ,” Tinkle said. “What’s hyperhidrosis ?” I asked. “I sweat too much.” “Were you actually diagnosed by a doctor?” “Yes.” “How do you get hyperhidrosis ?” “Genetics. And stress. Stress sets up the genetics.”
— Jonathan Ames , Wake Up, Sir! , 2004
Outside the Riviera, where the air is hot enough to give me hyperhidrosis , everyone gives the driver a two or three dollar tip.
— William T. Vollmann , Thirteen Stories and Thirteen Epitaphs , 1991
Hyperhidrosis comes directly from the Greek meaning “excessive sweating.” It entered English in the late 1800s.