- perspiration, especially when artificially induced.
Origin of diaphoresis
1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek: a sweating, equivalent to diaphorē- (verbid stem of diaphoreîn to carry off or through) + -sis -sis
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- a technical name for sweatingSee sweat (def. 10)
- perceptible and excessive sweating; sweat
Word Origin for diaphoresis
C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from diaphorein to disperse by perspiration, from dia- + phorein to carry, variant of pherein
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- Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
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