noun Medicine/Medical.

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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diaphoresis in Medicine


[dī′ə-fə-rēsĭs, dī-ăf′ə-]


Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
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