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Topic: PLANTS

Date: 1400-1500
Language: Old French
Origin: transpirer, from Latin spirare 'to breathe'

transpire

verb
     
tran‧spire
1

it transpires that

formal if it transpires that something is true, you discover that it is true:
It now transpires that he kept all the money for himself.
2 [] formal to happen:
Exactly what transpired remains unknown.
3 [intransitive and transitive] technicalHBP when a plant transpires, water passes through the surface of its leaves
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