perspire

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From Old French perspirer, from Latin perspirare (to breathe everywhere, blow constantly), from per (through) + spirare (to breath); see spirit.

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perspire (third-person singular simple present perspires, present participle perspiring, simple past and past participle perspired)

  1. (intransitive) To emit sweat or perspiration through the skin's pores.
  2. (intransitive) To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin.
    A fluid perspires.

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