perspire (perspires, present participle perspiring; past and past participle perspired)

  1. (ambitransitive) To emit (sweat or perspiration) through the skin's pores.
    I was perspiring freely after running the marathon.
    • 2010, Susan C. Karant-Nunn, The Reformation of Feeling
      He lists forty reasons, mainly metaphorical, why Christ perspired blood, and his peroration takes twenty-two pages in print.
  2. (intransitive) To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin.
    A fluid perspires.
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