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perspire Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
    sweat; sudate.
    • Exercise makes one sweat

Per*spire" intransitive verb
L. perspirare to breathe through; per + spirare. See Per-, and Spirit.
imperfect & past participle Perspired ; present participle & verbal noun Perspiring
  1. (Physiol.) To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat.
  2. To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.
Per*spire" transitive verb
  1. To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.
    Firs . . . perspire a fine balsam of turpentine. Smollett.

Webster 1913

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