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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
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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 ?
From San Francisco," replied the Woman, with embarrassment, as great beads of perspiration spangled her spiritual brow.
Tip groaned, and wiped the perspiration from his forehead with his sleeve.
There was a red mark round his forehead where his hat had been, and the perspiration was streaming from his forehead.
He was standing on the cylinder, which was now evidently much cooler; his face was crimson and stream- ing with perspiration, and something seemed to have irritated him.
When he straightened himself up to greet us, drops of perspiration were rolling from his thick nose down onto his curly beard.
Before he had finished the exordium, the perspiration was starting from his brow, and his eyes from his bead.
He was flushed and bathed in perspiration, though the room was not hot.
When she had unrolled it, strange characters were to be seen written thereon; and the Finland woman read at such a rate that the perspiration trickled down her forehead.
When the Saviour passed there, she came out, full of womanly compassion, and spoke pitying words to him, undaunted by the hootings and the threatenings of the mob, and wiped the perspiration from his face with her handkerchief.
His brow was streaming with perspiration, and he was really suffering from his fever at that instant.
Some hot lemonade was made at his request, with a view to producing perspiration.
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.