transpire

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle French transpirer, from Medieval Latin transpirare (to breathe through), from Latin trans (across) spirare (to breathe).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /tɹænˈspaɪ̯ə(ɹ)/
  • (US) IPA(key): /tɹænˈspaɪ̯ɚ/
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transpire (third-person singular simple present transpires, present participle transpiring, simple past and past participle transpired)

  1. (transitive, intransitive) To give off (vapour, waste matter etc.); to exhale (an odour etc.). [from 16th c.]
  2. (obsolete, intransitive) To perspire. [17th-19th c.]
  3. (botany, intransitive) Of plants, to give off water and waste products through the stomata. [from 17th c.]
  4. (intransitive) To become known; to escape from secrecy. [from 18th c.]
    It eventually transpired that the murder victim had been a notorious blackmailer.
    • (Can we date this quote by De Quincey and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      The story of Paulina's and Maximilian's mutual attachment had transpired through many of the travellers.
    • 1839, Edmund Burke, The Annual Register of World Events:
      Hubert then recommends M. Leproux to be punctual to meet him at the rendezvous agreed on between them, where a third individual, whose name did not transpire, was to join them.
  5. (loosely, intransitive) 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. third-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

Portuguese[edit]

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transpire

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of transpirar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of transpirar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of transpirar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of transpirar

Romanian[edit]

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transpire

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of transpira
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of transpira

Spanish[edit]

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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.