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PERSPIRATION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perspiration mean? 

PERSPIRATION (noun)
  The noun PERSPIRATION has 2 senses:

1. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
2. the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

  Familiarity information: PERSPIRATION used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERSPIRATION (noun)


Sense 1perspiration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

Classified under:

Nouns denoting body parts

Synonyms:

perspiration; sudor; sweat

Context example:

sweat poured off his brow

Hypernyms ("perspiration" is a kind of...):

secretion (a functionally specialized substance (especially one that is not a waste) released from a gland or cell)

Meronyms (substance of "perspiration"):

H2O; water (binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent)


Sense 2perspiration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

Synonyms:

diaphoresis; hidrosis; sudation; sweating; perspiration

Context example:

perspiration is a homeostatic process

Hypernyms ("perspiration" is a kind of...):

activity; bodily function; bodily process; body process (an organic process that takes place in the body)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "perspiration"):

hyperhidrosis; hyperidrosis; polyhidrosis (excessive and profuse perspiration)


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