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 Dictionary entry overview: What does perspire mean? 

  The verb PERSPIRE has 1 sense:

1. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

  Familiarity information: PERSPIRE used as a verb is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


Sense 1perspire [BACK TO TOP]


Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care


perspire; sudate; sweat

Context example:

Exercise makes one sweat

Hypernyms (to "perspire" is one way to...):

egest; eliminate; excrete; pass (eliminate from the body)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "perspire"):

swelter (suffer from intense heat)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s

Sentence example:

Sam and Sue perspire

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