[ dahy-uh-fuh-ree-sis ]
/ ˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪs /
perspiration, especially when artificially induced.
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Origin of diaphoresis
1675–85; <Late Latin <Greek: a sweating, equivalent to diaphorē- (verbid stem of diaphoreîn to carry off or through) + -sis-sis
Words nearby diaphoresis
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Example sentences from the Web for diaphoresis
The indications are to relieve the hypermic kidneys by diaphoresis and purgation.
It is not necessary for me to point out the value of free purgation and diaphoresis in this respect.Glaucoma|Various
British Dictionary definitions for diaphoresis
/ (ˌdaɪəfəˈriːsɪs) /
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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Medical definitions for diaphoresis
[ dī′ə-fə-rē′sĭs, dī-ăf′ə- ]
Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
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