diaphoresis

noun
di·​a·​pho·​re·​sis | \ ˌdī-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diaphoresis (audio) , (ˌ)dī-ˌa-fə- \
plural diaphoreses\ ˌdī-​ə-​fə-​ˈrē-​ˌsēz How to pronounce diaphoresis (audio) , (ˌ)dī-​ˌa-​fə-​ \

Definition of diaphoresis

: perspiration especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

First Known Use of diaphoresis

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for diaphoresis

Late Latin, from Greek diaphorēsis, from diaphorein to dissipate by perspiration, from dia- + phorein, frequentative of pherein to carry

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The first known use of diaphoresis was circa 1681

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“Diaphoresis.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/diaphoresis. Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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diaphoresis

noun
di·​a·​pho·​re·​sis | \ ˌdī-ə-fə-ˈrē-səs How to pronounce diaphoresis (audio) , (ˌ)dī-ˌaf-ə- How to pronounce diaphoresis (audio) \
plural diaphoreses\ -​ˌsēz How to pronounce diaphoresis (audio) \

Medical Definition of diaphoresis

: perspiration especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

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