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[per-spahy-ruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, pur-sper-uh-]
  1. of, relating to, or stimulating perspiration.
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Origin of perspiratory

First recorded in 1715–25; perspirat(ion) + -ory1
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Examples from the Web for perspiratory

Historical Examples of perspiratory

  • The mere suggestion was perspiratory, and the traveling man mopped his face.

    The Helpers

    Francis Lynde

  • The opening of the perspiratory tube on the surface of the cuticle, namely, “the pores,” is also deserving of attention.

British Dictionary definitions for perspiratory


  1. of, relating to, or stimulating perspiration
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