transpire

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English[edit]

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From the French transpirer, to perspire, from Latin transpirare, to breathe through, from trans, across + spirare, to breathe

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transpire (third-person singular simple present transpires, present participle transpiring, simple past and past participle transpired)

  1. To give off (vapour, waste matter etc.); to exhale (an odour etc.). [from 16th c.]
  2. (obsolete) To perspire. [17th-19th c.]
  3. (botany) Of plants, to give off water and waste products through the stomata. [from 17th c.]
  4. To become known; to escape from secrecy. [from 18th c.]
    The proceedings of the council soon transpired.
    • De Quincey
      The story of Paulina's and Maximilian's mutual attachment had transpired through many of the travellers.
  5. (loosely) To happen, take place. [from 18th c.]
    • 1994, Nelson Mandela, Long Walk to Freedom, Abacus 2010, p. 166:
      Although I was prevented from attending the 1952 annual conference, I was immediately informed as to what had transpired.

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French[edit]

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transpire

  1. first-person singular present indicative of transpirer
  2. third-person singular present indicative of transpirer
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of transpirer
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of transpirer
  5. second-person singular imperative of transpirer

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Galician[edit]

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transpire

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of transpirar
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of transpirar

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transpire

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of transpirar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of transpirar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of transpirar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of transpirar.