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Definition of perspire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    [intransitive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perspire
    he / she / it perspires
    past simple perspired
    -ing form perspiring
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  1. 1to produce sweat on your body synonym sweat
  2. 2 The game of squash left me perspiring profusely. He mopped his perspiring face with a handkerchief.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: perspire