Examples of perspiration in a Sentence
She wiped the perspiration from her forehead.
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First Known Use of perspiration
PERSPIRATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of perspiration for English Language Learners
: the clear liquid that forms on your skin when you are hot or nervous
: the act or process of perspiring
PERSPIRATION Defined for Kids
Definition of perspiration for Students
1 : the act or process of perspiring
2 : salty liquid given off from skin glands
Medical Definition of perspiration
1: the act or process of perspiring
2: a saline fluid that is secreted by the sweat glands, that consists chiefly of water containing sodium chloride and other salts, nitrogenous substances (as urea), carbon dioxide, and other solutes, and that serves both as a means of excretion and as a regulator of body temperature through the cooling effect of its evaporation
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