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perspireverb [I]

uk   /pəˈspaɪər/  us   /pɚˈspaɪɚ/ formal
or polite word forsweat (= to ​passliquid through the ​skin): He was perspiring in his ​thickwoollensuit. The ​journalists and ​cameracrewsbegan to perspire in the ​heat as they ​stoodwaiting for the ​president to ​appear.
(Definition of perspire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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perspireverb [I]

 us   /pərˈspɑɪər/ fml
to ​excrete a ​salty, ​colorlessliquid through the ​skin which ​cools the ​body; ​sweat
perspiration
noun [U]  us   /ˌpɜr·spəˈreɪ·ʃən/
fml Beads of perspiration ​glistened on his ​forehead.
(Definition of perspire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “perspire”
in Korean (덥거나 긴장해서) 땀이 나다…
in Arabic يَعرق…
in Malaysian berpeluh…
in French transpirer…
in Russian потеть…
in Chinese (Traditional) 出汗,流汗…
in Italian traspirare…
in Turkish terlemek…
in Polish pocić się…
in Spanish transpirar…
in Vietnamese đổ mồ hôi…
in Portuguese transpirar…
in Thai เหงื่อออก…
in German schwitzen…
in Catalan suar…
in Japanese 汗をかく, 発汗する…
in Chinese (Simplified) 出汗,流汗…
in Indonesian berkeringat…
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