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TRANSPIRATION

 Dictionary entry overview: What does transpiration mean? 

TRANSPIRATION (noun)
  The noun TRANSPIRATION has 3 senses:

1. the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
2. the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
3. the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants

  Familiarity information: TRANSPIRATION used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


TRANSPIRATION (noun)


Sense 1transpiration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

action; activity; natural action; natural process (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings))


Sense 2transpiration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

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


Sense 3transpiration [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural processes

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

biological process; organic process (a process occurring in living organisms)


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