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transpire

tran·spire

transpire

pronunciation:
traen spaIr
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: transpired, transpires, transpiring
definition 1: to give off wastes from the surface in the form of vapor, as plants. (See perspire.)
similar words:
evaporate, excrete
definition 2: to become known; be revealed.
synonyms:
come out, emerge
similar words:
break, leak
derivation: transpiration (n.)
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