from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.
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- n. Perspiration, especially when profuse and medically induced.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In medicine, perspiration, especially when artificially produced.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid
Late Latin diaphorēsis, from Greek, from diaphorein, to disperse : dia-, dia- + phorein, to convey, frequentative of pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)