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verb as in become wet with sweat

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Example Sentences

You can certainly perspire your way into needing an infusion of these substances.

When you perspire, it remains next-to-skin, unable to evaporate.

The elderly generally don’t sweat or pump blood as efficiently as youngsters can, while children tend to perspire less and have greater surface-to-body-mass ratios.

If you don’t want to get sweaty during your workday, simply stop before you perspire, she says.

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I was beginning to perspire; for the first time, I felt a flicker of anxiety.

He had begun to perspire, and he kept running his fingers round his neck between flesh and collar.

Mr. Wordsley began to perspire heavily, and the moisture ran down and puddled in his boots.

He does not so readily perspire excessively as other men, neither is there any want of free and easy perspiration.

It is a common opinion among the laboring portion of the community, that they who perspire freely, must drink freely.

The branch continued to "perspire" for two days, but gave off only about half the amount of water transpired by a normal branch.


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On this page you'll find 23 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to perspire, such as: secrete, drip, exude, glow, lather, and pour.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.