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Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
1. (Physiology) a technical name for sweating. See sweat10
2. (Physiology) perceptible and excessive sweating; sweat
[C17: via Late Latin from Greek, from diaphorein to disperse by perspiration, from dia- + phorein to carry, variant of pherein]
di•a•pho•re•sis(ˌdaɪ ə fəˈri sɪs)
perspiration, esp. when artificially induced.
[1675–85; < Late Latin < Greek diaphórēsis=diaphorē-, variant s. of diaphoreîn disperse]
di`a•pho•ret′ic (-ˈrɛt ɪk) adj., n.
sweating, especially when artificially induced. — diaphoretic, adj.See also: Bodily Functions
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|Noun||1.||diaphoresis - 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"