Meaning of “perspiration” in the English Dictionary

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"perspiration" in British English

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perspirationnoun [ U ]

uk /ˌpɜː.spərˈeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌpɝː.spəˈreɪ.ʃən/

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.

(Definition of “perspiration” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)