/ˈswɛtəd / (say 'swetuhd)

1. made by underpaid workers.
2. underpaid and overworked: *The pay was a halfpenny a card, but it was not such sweated labour as it sounds. –criena rohan, 1963.
3. having poor working conditions.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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