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English definition of “perspire”

perspire

verb [I] uk   /pəˈspaɪər/ us    /pɚˈspaɪɚ/ formal
or polite word for sweat (= to pass liquid through the skin): He was perspiring in his thick woollen suit. The journalists and camera crews began to perspire in the heat as they stood waiting for the president to appear.
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