Perspiration Per`spi*ra"tion, n. [Cf. F. perspiration.] 1. The act or process of perspiring. [1913 Webster]

2. That which is excreted through the skin; sweat. [1913 Webster]

Note: A man of average weight throws off through the skin during 24 hours about 18 ounces of water, 300 grains of solid matter, and 400 grains of carbonic acid gas. Ordinarily, this constant exhalation is not apparent, and the excretion is then termed insensible perspiration. [1913 Webster]

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