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-
: perspiration
especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

circa 1681, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 25 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

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)
: perspiration
especially : profuse perspiration artificially induced

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