Per*spire" (?), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Perspired (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Perspiring.] [L. perspirare to breathe through; per + spirare. See Per-, and Spirit.]

1. Physiol.

To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat.

2.

To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin; as, a fluid perspires.

 

© Webster 1913.


Per*spire", v. t.

To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.

Firs . . . perspire a fine balsam of turpentine. Smollett.

 

© Webster 1913.

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