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diaphoresis

[ dahy-uh-fuh-ree-sis ]

noun

, Medicine/Medical.
  1. perspiration, especially when artificially induced.


diaphoresis

/ ˌdaɪəfəˈriːsɪs /

noun

  1. See sweat
    a technical name for sweating See sweat
  2. perceptible and excessive sweating; sweat


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Word History and Origins

Origin of diaphoresis1

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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Word History and Origins

Origin of diaphoresis1

C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from diaphorein to disperse by perspiration, from dia- + phorein to carry, variant of pherein

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Example Sentences

With regard to the state of the atmosphere, warmth favours diaphoresis, cold repels it.

The recumbent posture, and sleep, promote diaphoresis; the erect posture and wakefulness, diuresis.

To prevent it from acting upon the skin, the conditions which favour diaphoresis should be, if possible, avoided.

Probably there also eliminated in a free state, it is thus able to diminish excessive diaphoresis.

Used as a vapor-bath it produces abundant diaphoresis, and the infusion given internally has a like effect.

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