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transpire

tran·spire

transpire

 
pronunciation:
traen spaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: transpired, transpires, transpiring
definition: to give off waste from a surface in the form of vapor.
When green plants transpire, water vapor passes from their leaves into the air.
similar words:
evaporate, excrete
derivation: transpiration (n.)
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