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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

PERSPI'RE, v.i. [L. per and spiro, to breathe.]
1. To evacuate the fluids of the body through the pores of the skin; as, a person perspires freely.
2. To be evacuated or excreted through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.
PERSPI'RE,v.t. To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

v
1: excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat" [syn: sweat, sudate, perspire]

Merriam Webster's

intransitive verb (perspired; perspiring) Etymology: French perspirer, from Middle French, from Latin per- through + spirare to blow, breathe more at per- Date: circa 1682 to emit matter through the skin; specifically to secrete and emit perspiration

Oxford Reference Dictionary

v. 1 intr. sweat or exude perspiration, esp. as the result of heat, exercise, anxiety, etc. 2 tr. sweat or exude (fluid etc.). Etymology: F perspirer f. L perspirare (as PER-, spirare breathe)

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Perspire Per*spire", v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perspired; p. pr. & vb. n. Perspiring.] [L. perspirare to breathe through; per + spirare. See Per-, and Spirit.] 1. (Physiol.) To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat. 2. To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Perspire Per*spire", v. t. To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores. Firs . . . perspire a fine balsam of turpentine. --Smollett.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(perspires, perspiring, perspired) When you perspire, a liquid comes out on the surface of your skin, because you are hot or frightened. (FORMAL) He began to perspire heavily. ...mopping their perspiring brows. = sweat VERB: V, V-ing

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

v. n. Sweat.



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