adjective Date: 1725 of, relating to, secreting, or inducing perspiration

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  • Perspiratory — Per*spir a*to*ry, a. Of, pertaining to, or producing, perspiration; as, the perspiratory ducts. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • perspiratory — [pər spīr′ə tôr΄ē] adj. of, relating to, or causing perspiration …   English World dictionary

  • perspiratory — adjective Of or pertaining to perspiration. The perspiratory glands of the skin are scattered everywhere throughout the integument, being most abundant on the anterior portions of the body …   Wiktionary

  • perspiratory — pə(r)ˈspīrəˌtōrē adjective Etymology: perspiration + ory : of, relating to, secreting, or inducing perspiration perspiratory glands …   Useful english dictionary

  • perspiratory — /peuhr spuy reuh tawr ee, tohr ee, perr speuhr euh /, adj. of, pertaining to, or stimulating perspiration. [1715 25; PERSPIRAT(ION) + ORY1] * * * …   Universalium

  • perspiratory — per·spi·ra·to·ry pər spī rə .tōr ē, pər sp(ə )rə , .tȯr adj of, relating to, secreting, or inducing perspiration …   Medical dictionary

  • perspiratory — adj. of perspiration, of sweatingper·spir·a·to·ry || pÉ™r spaɪrÉ™tÉ™rɪ /pÉ™ spɪrÉ™trɪ …   English contemporary dictionary

  • perspiratory — per·spir·a·to·ry …   English syllables

  • perspiratory — per•spir•a•to•ry [[t]pərˈspaɪ rəˌtɔr i, ˌtoʊr i, ˈpɜr spər ə [/t]] adj. phl of, pertaining to, or stimulating perspiration • Etymology: 1715–25 …   From formal English to slang

  • perspiratory — /pəˈspaɪrətri/ (say puh spuyruhtree), / ˈspɪr / (say spir ), /ˈpɜspərətri/ (say perspuhruhtree) adjective of, relating to or stimulating perspiration …   Australian English dictionary

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