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Meaning of “transpire” in the English Dictionary

"transpire" in British English

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transpireverb

uk   /trænˈspaɪər/  us   /-ˈspaɪɚ/
  • transpire verb (BECOME KNOWN)

[I] formal If it transpires that something has ​happened, this ​previouslysecret or ​unknownfactbecomesknown: [+ that] It may ​yet transpire thatministersknew more than they are ​admitting at the ​moment. As it ​later transpired, she had ​known him at ​school.
  • transpire verb (LOSE WATER)

[I or T] specialized biology If a ​body or ​plant transpires, it ​loseswater through ​itssurface or ​skin.
transpiration
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌtræn.spɪˈreɪ.ʃən/ specialized
(Definition of transpire from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"transpire" in American English

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transpireverb [I]

 us   /trænˈspɑɪər/ fml
to ​happen: A lot has transpired since we last ​spoke.
(Definition of transpire from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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