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Meaning of PERSPIRATION

Pronunciation:  `purspi'reyshun

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
  2. [n]  the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid; "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
 

PERSPIRATION is a 12 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: diaphoresis, hidrosis, sudation, sudor, sweat, sweating
 
 See Also: activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process, H2O, hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis, secretion, water

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Per`spi*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. perspiration.]
1. The act or process of perspiring.

2. That which is excreted through the skin; sweat.

Note: A man of average weight throws off through the skin
      during 24 hours about 18 ounces of water, 300 grains of
      solid matter, and 400 grains of carbonic acid gas.
      Ordinarily, this constant exhalation is not apparent,
      and the excretion is then termed insensible
      perspiration.

 
Medical Dictionary
 
 Definition: Sweat, the salty fluid excreted from the sweat glands of the skin.
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: beaded brow, beads of sweat, BO, body odor, cold sweat, dampness, diaphoresis, exudate, exudation, honest sweat, lather, perspiration odor, streams of sweat, sudor, sudoresis, sweat, sweating, swelter, water, wetness
 

 

 

 

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