Origin of suintFrench from suer, to sweat from Classical Latin sudare: see sweat
Origin of suintFrench from Old French from suer to sweat from Latin sūdāre ; see sweid- in Indo-European roots.
(countable and uncountable, plural suints)
- (organic chemistry, dated) A substance obtained from the wool of sheep, consisting largely of potash mixed with fatty and earthy matters.
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