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tran·spire

transpire

 
pronunciation:
traen spaIr
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part of speech: verb
inflections: transpires, transpiring, transpired
definition: to give off waste from a surface in the form of vapor.
When green plants transpire, water vapor passes from their leaves into the air.
similar words:
evaporate, excrete
derivation: transpiration (n.)
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The word transpire contains the following parts:
tra-, trans- Latin prefix that means across, over, to the other side
spir, spiro Latin root that means breathe