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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.]
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perspire

(pəˈspaɪə)
vb
to secrete or exude (perspiration) through the pores of the skin. Also (rare): perspirate
[C17: from Latin perspīrāre to blow, from per- (through) + spīrāre to breathe; compare inspire]
perˈspiringly adv
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per•spire

(pərˈspaɪər)

v. -spired, -spir•ing. v.i.
1. to secrete a salty, watery fluid from the sweat glands of the skin; sweat.
v.t.
2. to emit through pores; exude.
[1640–50; < French perspirer]
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perspire


Past participle: perspired
Gerund: perspiring

Imperative
perspire
perspire
Present
I perspire
you perspire
he/she/it perspires
we perspire
you perspire
they perspire
Preterite
I perspired
you perspired
he/she/it perspired
we perspired
you perspired
they perspired
Present Continuous
I am perspiring
you are perspiring
he/she/it is perspiring
we are perspiring
you are perspiring
they are perspiring
Present Perfect
I have perspired
you have perspired
he/she/it has perspired
we have perspired
you have perspired
they have perspired
Past Continuous
I was perspiring
you were perspiring
he/she/it was perspiring
we were perspiring
you were perspiring
they were perspiring
Past Perfect
I had perspired
you had perspired
he/she/it had perspired
we had perspired
you had perspired
they had perspired
Future
I will perspire
you will perspire
he/she/it will perspire
we will perspire
you will perspire
they will perspire
Future Perfect
I will have perspired
you will have perspired
he/she/it will have perspired
we will have perspired
you will have perspired
they will have perspired
Future Continuous
I will be perspiring
you will be perspiring
he/she/it will be perspiring
we will be perspiring
you will be perspiring
they will be perspiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perspiring
you have been perspiring
he/she/it has been perspiring
we have been perspiring
you have been perspiring
they have been perspiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perspiring
you will have been perspiring
he/she/it will have been perspiring
we will have been perspiring
you will have been perspiring
they will have been perspiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perspiring
you had been perspiring
he/she/it had been perspiring
we had been perspiring
you had been perspiring
they had been perspiring
Conditional
I would perspire
you would perspire
he/she/it would perspire
we would perspire
you would perspire
they would perspire
Past Conditional
I would have perspired
you would have perspired
he/she/it would have perspired
we would have perspired
you would have perspired
they would have perspired
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.perspire - excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"
swelter - suffer from intense heat; "we were sweltering at the beach"
egest, excrete, eliminate, pass - eliminate from the body; "Pass a kidney stone"
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perspire

verb sweat, glow, swelter, drip with sweat, break out in a sweat, pour with sweat, secrete sweat, be damp or wet or soaked with sweat, exude sweat He began to perspire heavily.
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perspire

verb
To excrete moisture through the pores of the skin:
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Translations
يَعْرَق
potit se
svede
ŝviti
svitna
prakaitasprakaitavimasprakaituoti
svīst
znojiti se

perspire

[pəsˈpaɪəʳ] VItranspirar (frm), sudar
to perspire freelytranspirar or sudar mucho
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perspire

[pərˈspaɪər] vitranspirer
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perspire

vischwitzen, transpirieren (geh)
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perspire

[pəˈspaɪəʳ] vitraspirare, sudare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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.
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary © 2006-2013 K Dictionaries Ltd.

per·spire

vi. sudar, transpirar.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

perspire

vi transpirar, sudar
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Well, you know, when you perspire that way, in rivers, there comes a time when you -- when you -- well, when you itch.
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"For example, a deodorant formulated with MultiSal would be triggered to release a burst of fresh scent when the wearer perspires."
Lord Coe tells us that anyone can achieve Olympic gold if he/she perseveres and perspires - I can't see young Balsall Heath equestrians entering the charmed circle of country landowners whose support is needed, can you?
It perspires, which cools the skin through evaporation, and it increases blood circulation to the skin surface, which helps transfer heat to the cooler atmosphere.