noun Date: 1626 1. the action or process of perspiring 2. a saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands ; sweat

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perspiration — 1610s, from Fr. perspiration (1560s), noun of action from perspirer perspire, from L. perspirare blow or breathe constantly, from per through + spirare to breathe, blow (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)). Applied to excretion of invisible moistures… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • Perspiration — (lat.), soviel wie Hautatmung, s. Atmung, S. 55. Die gasförmigen Ausscheidungen der Haut (Kohlensäure und Wasserdampf) werden als Perspiratio insensibilis der Schweißabsonderung (Perspiratio sensibilis) gegenübergestellt …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • perspiration — ► NOUN 1) sweat. 2) the process of perspiring …   English terms dictionary

  • perspiration — [pʉr΄spə rā′shən] n. [Fr] 1. the act of perspiring; sweating 2. salty moisture given off in perspiring; sweat …   English World dictionary

  • perspiration — noun … OF PERSPIRATION ▪ bead, drop ▪ Great beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead. VERB + PERSPIRATION ▪ wipe ▪ He wiped the perspiration from his brow …   Collocations dictionary

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  • perspiration — /perr speuh ray sheuhn/, n. 1. a salty, watery fluid secreted by the sweat glands of the skin, esp. when very warm as a result of strenuous exertion; sweat. 2. the act or process of perspiring. [1605 15, in sense a breathing through ; 1620 30 for …   Universalium

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