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perspire

verb per·spire \pər-ˈspī(-ə)r\

: to produce a clear liquid from your skin when you are hot or nervous

per·spiredper·spir·ing

Full Definition of PERSPIRE

intransitive verb
:  to emit matter through the skin; specifically :  to secrete and emit perspiration

Examples of PERSPIRE

  1. I was nervous and could feel myself start to perspire.
  2. She ran two miles and wasn't even perspiring.

Origin of PERSPIRE

French perspirer, from Middle French, from Latin per- through + spirare to blow, breathe — more at per-
First Known Use: circa 1682
PERSPIRED Defined for Kids

perspire

verb per·spire \pər-ˈspīr\
per·spiredper·spir·ing

Definition of PERSPIRE for Kids

:  to give off salty liquid through the skin
Medical Dictionary

perspire

intransitive verb per·spire \pər-ˈspī(ə)r\
per·spiredper·spir·ing

Medical Definition of PERSPIRE

:  to emit matter through the skin; specifically :  to secrete and emit perspiration

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