from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To excrete perspiration through the pores of the skin.
- transitive v. To expel through external pores; exude.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. to emit sweat or perspiration through the skin's pores
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To excrete matter through the skin; esp., to excrete fluids through the pores of the skin; to sweat.
- intransitive v. To be evacuated or excreted, or to exude, through the pores of the skin.
- transitive v. To emit or evacuate through the pores of the skin; to sweat; to excrete through pores.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To breathe or blow through.
- To evacuate the fluids of the body through the ecretories of te skin; perform excretion by the cuticular pores; sweat.
- To be evacuated or excreted through the excretories of the skin; exude by or through the skin, as a fluid.
- To emit or evacuate through the excretories of the skin; give out through external pores.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin
Latin perspīrāre, to blow steadily : per-, through; see per- + spīrāre, to breathe.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Old French perspirer, from Latin perspirare ("to breathe everywhere, blow constantly"), from per ("through") + spirare ("to breath"); see spirit. (Wiktionary)