perspiration

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From French perspiration, from perspirer (perspire), from Latin perspirare (to blow or breathe constantly), from per (through) + spirare (to breathe, blow)

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perspiration (usually uncountable, plural perspirations)

  1. the action or process of perspiring
  2. a saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands

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