Definition of perspire verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

perspire

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪər//
 
[intransitive](formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they perspire
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪər//
 
he / she / it perspires
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪərz//
 
past simple perspired
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪərd//
 
past participle perspired
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪərd//
 
-ing form perspiring
BrE BrE//pəˈspaɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//pərˈspaɪərɪŋ//
 
 
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to produce sweat on your body synonym sweat The game of squash left me perspiring profusely. He mopped his perspiring face with a handkerchief. She was perspiring a little with the heat. Word Origin mid 17th cent.: from French perspirer, from Latin perspirare, from per- ‘through’ + spirare ‘breathe’.
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