Perspire meaning

pər-spīr
To give forth (a characteristic salty moisture) through the pores of the skin; sweat.
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(intransitive) To emit sweat or perspiration through the skin's pores.
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To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.
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To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.
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(intransitive) To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin.

A fluid perspires.

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Perspire is defined as to sweat.

An example of perspire is skin getting moist from being in a humid climate.

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To expel through external pores; exude.
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Origin of perspire

  • Latin perspīrāre to blow steadily per- through per– spīrāre to breathe

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French perspirer, from Latin perspirare (“to breathe everywhere, blow constantly"), from per (“through") + spirare (“to breath"); see spirit.

    From Wiktionary