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perspiration

noun [U] uk   /ˌpɜː.spərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌpɝː.spəˈreɪ-/
polite word for sweat (= a clear liquid passed through the skin): During the break between games, she had a drink of water and wiped the perspiration off her face and arms with a towel. Beads (= drops) of perspiration glistened on his brow.
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