perspiring


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per·spire

 (pər-spīr′)
v. per·spired, per·spir·ing, per·spires
v.intr.
To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.
v.tr.
To expel through external pores; exude.

[Latin perspīrāre, to blow steadily : per-, through; see per- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

perspiring

(pəˈspaɪərɪŋ)
adj
sweaty
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perspiring

adjective
Producing or covered with sweat:
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perspiring

[pəsˈpaɪərɪŋ] ADJsudoroso
References in classic literature ?
The usual hurried, feverish toil in the claim was suspended; the pick and shovel were left sticking in the richest "pay gravel;" the toiling millionaires themselves, ragged, dirty, and perspiring, lay panting under the nearest shade, where the pipes went out listlessly, and conversation sank to monosyllables.
You might as well be perspiring to some purpose over there as gaspin' under this tree.
Morison Baynes sat down at the foot of a tree and mopped his perspiring brow.
How it contrasts with hot and perspiring pedestrianism, and dusty and deafening railroad rush, and tedious jolting behind tired horses over blinding white roads!
They want that dirty ice cream, that they do know for certain," she thought, looking at two boys stopping an ice cream seller, who took a barrel off his head and began wiping his perspiring face with a towel.
So they "went it lively," panting and perspiring with the work.
I became stupefied, several times I felt myself perspiring, I was overcome by a sort of paralysis; but this was pleasant and good for me.
Of course, they could squirm as they perished, as the socialists squirmed, as the speaker on the platform and the perspiring crowd were squirming even now as they counselled together for some new device with which to minimize the penalties of living and outwit the Cosmos.
She found him pacing the patio of his house, and, perspiring and flurried, she fell at his feet the moment she saw him.
cried Musqueton, his fat cheeks swelling out and his whole frame perspiring with joy; "Monsieur d'Artagnan
She still stood at her post, her flushed and perspiring face coated with the corndust, and her white bonnet embrowned by it.
Faster, faster, and faster; lightly, more lightly, and yet more lightly whirled the count, flying round Marya Dmitrievna, now on his toes, now on his heels; until, turning his partner round to her seat, he executed the final pas, raising his soft foot backwards, bowing his perspiring head, smiling and making a wide sweep with his arm, amid a thunder of applause and laughter led by Natasha.