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clammy

adjective uk   /ˈklæm.i/ us  
sticky and slightly wet in an unpleasant way: My hands felt all clammy. It was a hot, clammy day.
clamminess
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “clammy”
in Spanish sudoroso, pegajoso…
in French moite…
in German feucht und klebrig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 黏糊糊的, 黏濕的…
in Russian холодный и влажный…
in Turkish yapış yapış, ıslak ve yapışkan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 黏糊糊的, 黏湿的…
in Polish lepki…
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