sweating
 n.— «Alternative fuels, which tend to be expensive, can be suppressed by OPEC and other nations through a process known as “sweating”—dropping their oil prices for a sufficient length of time to make competitive products unprofitable, and then raising them again. Therefore, long-term contracts with alternative energy suppliers must protect them against manipulated oil prices.» —“Is There a Viable Solution to Our OPEC Dilemma?” by Ed Koch Family Security Matters July 25, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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