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verb [I or T] (LOSE WATER)    /trænˈspaɪər/ US  /-ˈspaɪɚ/ specialized
If a body or plant transpires, it loses water through its surface or skin .Bodily fluids and their productionUrine and urinating transpiration     /ˌtræn.spɪˈreɪ.ʃən/ noun [U] specialized
(Definition of transpire verb (LOSE WATER) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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