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per·spire

perspire

 
 
pronunciation:
pr spaIr
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: perspires, perspiring, perspired
definition: to exude moisture through the pores of the skin; sweat.
The actors were perspiring heavily under the stage lights.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to exude through the pores of the skin.
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derivation: perspiringly (adv.)
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  body, excrete, exercise, fear
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