Perspiration



[pur-spuh-rey-shuh n] /ˈpɜr spəˈreɪ ʃən/

noun
1.
a salty, watery fluid secreted by the sweat glands of the skin, especially when very warm as a result of strenuous exertion; sweat.
2.
the act or process of .
/ˌpɜːspəˈreɪʃən/
noun
1.
the act or process of insensibly eliminating fluid through the pores of the skin, which evaporates immediately
2.
the sensible elimination of fluid through the pores of the skin, which is visible as droplets on the skin
3.
the salty fluid secreted through the pores of the skin; sweat
n.

1610s, from French perspiration (1560s), noun of action from perspirer “perspire,” from Latin perspirare “blow or breathe constantly,” from per- “through” (see per) + spirare “to breathe, blow” (see spirit (n.)). Applied to excretion of invisible moistures through the skin (1620s), hence used as a euphemism for “sweat” from 1725.

perspiration per·spi·ra·tion (pûr’spə-rā’shən)
n.

per·spir’a·to’ry (pər-spīr’ə-tôr’ē, pûr’spər-ə-) adj.

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