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Date: 1600-1700
Language: French
Origin: perspirer, from Latin spirare 'to breathe'

perspire

verb
     
Related topics: Biology, Human
per‧spire [intransitive] formal
HBH if you perspire, parts of your body become wet, especially because you are hot or have been doing hard work [= sweat]:

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