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English definition of “sweated”

sweated

adjective [before noun]     /ˈswet.ɪd/ US  /ˈswet̬-/ disapproving
involving workers who are paid very little and who work many hours in very bad conditions : The textile industry still relies to some extent on sweated labour .Servants, slaves and underlingsEmployment status and types of work
(Definition of sweated adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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