perspiry[ per-spahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF perspiry
Synonyms for perspiry
- covered with sweat
Antonyms for perspiry
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PERSPIRY
He rose slowly from his chair and his face grew pale in his anger; then it became red and perspiry.
1640s, "to evaporate through the pores," a back-formation from perspiration and in part from Latin perspirare "to breathe, to blow constantly" (see perspiration). Meaning "to sweat" is a polite usage attested from 1725. Medical men tried to maintain a distinction between "sensible" (sweat) and "insensible" perspiration:
Related: Perspired; perspiring.