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transpireverb

uk   /trænˈspaɪər/  us   /trænˈspaɪɚ/
  • transpire verb (BECOME KNOWN)

[I] formal If it transpires that something has happened, this previously secret or unknown fact becomes known: [+ that] It may yet transpire that ministers knew 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 loses water through its surface or skin.
transpiration
noun [U] uk   /ˌtræn.spɪˈreɪ.ʃən/  us   /ˌtræn.spəˈreɪ.ʃən/ specialized
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transpireverb [I]

 us   /trænˈspɑɪər/ fml
to happen: A lot has transpired since we last spoke.
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