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per·spire

perspire

 
 
pronunciation:
pr spaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: perspires, perspiring, perspired
definition: to give off moisture through the pores of the skin; sweat.
I perspired so much during my run that my shirt was all wet.
derivation: perspiringly (adv.)
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The word perspire contains the following parts:
per- Latin prefix that means through, throughout; very
spir, spiro Latin root that means breathe