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perspire

[ per-spahyuhr ]
/ p蓹r藞spa瑟r /
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verb (used without object), per路spired, per路spir路ing.
to secrete a salty, watery fluid from the sweat glands of the skin, especially when very warm as a result of strenuous exertion; sweat.
verb (used with object), per路spired, per路spir路ing.
to emit through pores; exude.
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Origin of perspire

1640鈥50; <Latin persp墨r膩re to blow constantly (said of the wind), breathe through; in New Latin: to sweat imperceptibly. See per-, inspire

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British Dictionary definitions for perspire

perspire
/ (p蓹藞spa瑟蓹) /

verb
to secrete or exude (perspiration) through the pores of the skin

Derived forms of perspire

perspiringly, adverb

Word Origin for perspire

C17: from Latin persp墨r膩re to blow, from per- (through) + sp墨r膩re to breathe; compare inspire
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