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Meaning of PERSPIRE

Pronunciation:  pur'spIr

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"

PERSPIRE is a 8 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: sudate, sweat
 See Also: egest, eliminate, excrete, pass, sweat off, swelter



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \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.