perspiration

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noun per·spi·ra·tion \ˌpər-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of perspiration

  1. 1 :  the action or process of perspiring

  2. 2 :  a saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands :  sweat

Examples of perspiration in a Sentence

  1. She wiped the perspiration from her forehead.

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First Known Use of perspiration

1583

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PERSPIRATION Defined for English Language Learners

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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

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noun per·spi·ra·tion \ˌpər-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Definition of perspiration for Students

  1. 1 :  the act or process of perspiring

  2. 2 :  salty liquid given off from skin glands


Medical Dictionary

perspiration

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noun per·spi·ra·tion \ˌpər-spə-ˈrā-shən\

Medical Definition of perspiration

  1. 1:  the act or process of perspiring

  2. 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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