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per·spi·ra·tion

 (pûr′spə-rā′shən)
n.
1. The fluid, consisting of water with small amounts of urea and salts, that is excreted through the pores of the skin by the sweat glands; sweat.
2. The act or process of perspiring.

per·spir′a·to′ry (pər-spīr′ə-tôr′ē, pûr′spər-ə-) adj.

perspiration

(ˌpɜːspəˈreɪʃən)
n
1. (Physiology) the act or process of insensibly eliminating fluid through the pores of the skin, which evaporates immediately
2. (Physiology) the sensible elimination of fluid through the pores of the skin, which is visible as droplets on the skin
3. (Physiology) the salty fluid secreted through the pores of the skin; sweat

per•spi•ra•tion

(ˈpɜr spəˈreɪ ʃən)

n.
1. a salty, watery fluid secreted by the sweat glands of the skin; sweat.
2. the act or process of perspiring.
[1620–30; < French, Middle French]
syn: perspiration, sweat refer to moisture exuded by animals and people from the pores of the skin. perspiration is the more polite word, and is often used overfastidiously by those who consider sweat coarse: a deodorant that retards perspiration. However, sweat is a strong word and in some cases is more appropriate: the sweat of one's brow. sweat is always used when referring to animals: Sweat dripped from the horse's flanks. It may also be used metaphorically of objects: Sweat forms on apples after they are gathered.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.perspiration - salty fluid secreted by sweat glandsperspiration - salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
secretion - a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell
H2O, water - binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent
2.perspiration - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluidperspiration - the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
bodily function, bodily process, body process, activity - an organic process that takes place in the body; "respiratory activity"
hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis - excessive and profuse perspiration

perspiration

noun sweat, moisture, wetness, exudation, diaphoresis (Medical), sudor (Medical), hidrosis (Medical) Her hands were wet with perspiration.

perspiration

noun
Moisture excreted through the pores of the skin:
Translations
pot
perspirationsved
hiki
znoj
sviti
svett
เหงื่อ
mồ hôi

perspiration

[ˌpɜːspəˈreɪʃən] Ntranspiración f (frm), sudor m
beads of perspirationgotas fpl de sudor
to be bathed in perspirationestar bañado en sudor, estar todo sudoroso

perspiration

[ˌpɜːrspəˈreɪʃən] ntranspiration f

perspiration

n (= perspiring)Schwitzen nt, → Transpiration f (geh); (= sweat)Schweiß m; the perspiration was dripping off him, he was dripping with perspirationihm lief der Schweiß in Strömen herunter; beads of perspirationSchweißperlen pl

perspiration

[ˌpɜːspəˈreɪʃn] ntraspirazione f, sudore m
bathed in perspiration → in un bagno di sudore

perspire

(pəˈspaiə) verb
to lose moisture through the skin when hot; to sweat. He was perspiring in the heat.
ˌperspiˈration (pəːspi-) noun
the moisture lost when perspiring. The perspiration was running down his face.

perspiration

عِرْقٌ pot perspiration Schweiß εφίδρωση transpiración hiki transpiration znoj traspirazione transpiratie transpirasjon pot transpiração потение svett เหงื่อ terleme mồ hôi 汗水

pers·pi·ra·tion

n. sudor, transpiración.

perspiration

n transpiración f, sudoración f
References in classic literature ?
When he straightened himself up to greet us, drops of perspiration were rolling from his thick nose down onto his curly beard.
This strange act was perfectly understood by the group, who knew that in that intensely dry heat the danger of exposure was lessened by active exercise and the profuse perspiration that followed it.
On coming within the shadow of the Pyncheon Elm, he stopt, and(taking off his hat, meanwhile, to wipe the perspiration from his brow) seemed to scrutinize, with especial interest, the dilapidated and rusty-visaged House of the Seven Gables.
Teta Elzbieta was so embarrassed that the perspiration came out upon her forehead in beads; for was not this reading as much as to say plainly to the gentleman's face that they doubted his honesty?
But I lost the thread there, and dozed off to slumber, thinking about what a pity it was that men with such superb strength -- strength enabling them to stand up cased in cruelly burdensome iron and drenched with perspiration, and hack and batter and bang each other for six hours on a stretch -- should not have been born at a time when they could put it to some useful purpose.
While the glowing enthusiast was swabbing the perspiration from his face, I said:
She made hard work of sewing, broke the thread, dropped her thimble into the syringa bushes, pricked her finger, wiped the perspiration from her forehead, could not match the checks, puckered the seams.
I sat shuddering yet, and wiping the perspiration from my forehead: the intruder appeared to hesitate, and muttered to himself.
They looked at one another, as he used his blue cap to wipe his face, on which the perspiration had started afresh while he recalled the spectacle.
Scrooge shivered, and wiped the perspiration from his brow.
I think it was over the kitchen, because a warm greasy smell appeared to come up through the chinks in the floor, and there was a flabby perspiration on the walls.
He was struggling painfully across the furrows of a vast wheat-field recently harvested, the stubble of which considerably impeded him; while to add to his other miseries the sun's rays, striking obliquely on his face, collected an abundance of drops of perspiration.