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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 occur; happen.
No one really knows what transpired on the night the man went missing.
synonyms:
happen, occur, take place
definition 2: to become known; be revealed.
It eventually transpired that the governor had been part of the conspiracy.
synonyms:
come out, emerge
similar words:
break, leak
definition 3: to give off wastes from the surface in the form of vapor, as plants. (See perspire.)
When green plants transpire, water vapor passes from their leaves into the air.
similar words:
evaporate, excrete
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derivation: transpiration (n.)
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