perspirable

perspire

[per-spahyuhr]
verb (used without object), perspired, perspiring.
1.
to secrete a salty, watery fluid from the sweat glands of the skin, especially when very warm as a result of strenuous exertion; sweat.
verb (used with object), perspired, perspiring.
2.
to emit through pores; exude.

Origin:
1640–50; < Latin perspīrāre to blow constantly (said of the wind), breathe through; in Neo-Latin: to sweat imperceptibly. See per-, inspire

perspirability, noun
perspirable, adjective
perspiringly, adverb
perspiry, adjective
unperspired, adjective
unperspiring, adjective
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perspire (pəˈspaɪə)
 
vb
to secrete or exude (perspiration) through the pores of the skin
 
[C17: from Latin perspīrāre to blow, from per- (through) + spīrāre to breathe; compare inspire]
 
per'spiringly
 
adv

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perspire per·spire (pər-spīr')
v. per·spired, per·spir·ing, per·spires
To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.

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