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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.


(pəˈspaɪərətərɪ; -trɪ)
of, relating to, or stimulating perspiration


(pərˈspaɪ rəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, ˈpɜr spər ə-)

of, pertaining to, or stimulating perspiration.
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As are people who slap on too much smelly stuff in a doomed effort to disguise their perspiratory pong.
The narrator also never alludes to any of the other somatic changes believed to be involved in puberty, several of which Kiell has catalogued as frequently appearing in the mid-twentieth-century coming-of-age novel-including breast development, the coarsening of pubic and body hair, menarche, increased activity of the perspiratory glands, and the widening of the hips (see Kiell 12).
The typical physical symptoms of leprosy are neuralgia and perspiratory and visual disturbances,1 and the patients occasionally developed a depressive state as their visual function declined.