All of a sudden, On a sudden, Of a sudden, sooner than was expected; without the usual preparation; suddenly.

How art thou lost! how on a sudden lost!

He withdrew his opposition all of a sudden.

(Sud"den*ty) n. [Cf. F. soudaineté.] Suddenness; a sudden. [Scot.]

On a suddenty, on a sudden. [Scot.] Sir W. Scott.

(Su"dor*al) a. [L. sudor.] Of or pertaining to sweat; as, sudoral eruptions.

(Su`dor*if"er*ous) a. [L. sudor sweat + -ferous.] (Physiol.) Producing, or secreting, sweat; sudoriparous.

Sudoriferous glands(Anat.), small convoluted tubular glands which are situated in the subcutaneous tissues and discharge by minute orifices in the surface of the skin; the sweat glands.

(Su`dor*if"ic) a. [L. sudor sweat (akin to E. sweat) + facere to make.] Causing sweat; as, sudorific herbs.n. A sudorific medicine. Cf. Diaphoretic.

(Su`dor*ip"a*rous) a. [L. sudor sweat + parere to produce.] (Physiol.) Same as Sudoriferous.

(Su"dor*ous) a. [L. sudorus, fr. sudor sweat.] Consisting of sweat. [Obs.] Sir T. Browne.

Sudatorium to Suffocate

(||Su`da*to"ri*um) n.; pl. Sudatoria [L.] A sudatory. Dunglison.

(Su"da*to*ry) a. [L. sudatorius, fr. sudare to sweat: cf. F. sudatoire. See Sweat.] Sweating; perspiring.

(Su"da*to*ry), n.; pl. Sudatories [L. sudatorium.] A bagnio; a sweating bath; a vapor bath.

These sudatories are much in request for many infirmities.

(Sud"den) a. [OE. sodian, sodein, OF. sodain, sudain, F. soudain, L. subitaneus, fr. subitus sudden, that has come unexpectedly, p. p. of subire to come on, to steal upon; sub under, secretly + ire to go. See Issue, and cf. Subitaneous.]

1. Happening without previous notice or with very brief notice; coming unexpectedly, or without the common preparation; immediate; instant; speedy. "O sudden wo!" Chaucer. "For fear of sudden death." Shak.

Sudden fear troubleth thee.
Job xxii. 10.

2. Hastly prepared or employed; quick; rapid.

Never was such a sudden scholar made.

The apples of Asphaltis, appearing goodly to the sudden eye.

3. Hasty; violent; rash; precipitate. [Obs.] Shak.

Syn. — Unexpected; unusual; abrupt; unlooked-for.

Sud"den*ly, adv.Sud"den*ness, n.

(Sud"den), adv. Suddenly; unexpectedly. [R.]

Herbs of every leaf that sudden flowered.

(Sud"den), n. An unexpected occurrence; a surprise.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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