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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perspire  \Per*spire"\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Perspired};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Perspiring}.]  [L.  perspirare  to  breathe  through  per 
  +  spirare  See  {Per-},  and  {Spirit}.] 
  1.  (Physiol.)  To  excrete  matter  through  the  skin;  esp.,  to 
  excrete  fluids  through  the  pores  of  the  skin;  to  sweat. 
 
  2.  To  be  evacuated  or  excreted,  or  to  exude,  through  the 
  pores  of  the  skin;  as  a  fluid  perspires. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Perspire  \Per*spire"\,  v.  t. 
  To  emit  or  evacuate  through  the  pores  of  the  skin;  to  sweat; 
  to  excrete  through  pores. 
 
  Firs  .  .  .  perspire  a  fine  balsam  of  turpentine. 
  --Smollett. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  perspire 
  v  :  excrete  perspiration  through  the  pores  in  the  skin; 
  "Exercise  makes  one  sweat"  [syn:  {sweat}] 




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