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Definitions for perspiration
ˈpɜr spəˈreɪ ʃənper·spi·ra·tion

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. perspiration, sweat, sudornoun

    salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

    "sweat poured off his brow"

  2. perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosisnoun

    the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

    "perspiration is a homeostatic process"


  1. perspirationnoun

    the action or process of perspiring

  2. perspirationnoun

    a saline fluid secreted by the sweat glands

  3. Etymology: From perspiration, from perspirer, from perspirare, from per + spirare

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Perspirationnoun

    Excretion by the cuticular pores.

    Etymology: from perspire.

    Insensible perspiration is the last and most perfect action of animal digestion. John Arbuthnot, on Aliments.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Perspirationnoun

    the act or process of perspiring

  2. Perspirationnoun

    that which is excreted through the skin; sweat

  3. Etymology: [Cf. F. perspiration.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of perspiration in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of perspiration in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of perspiration in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Genius is 1 inspiration and 99 perspiration.

  2. Thomas Alva Edison:

    Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence, and honest purpose, as well as perspiration. Seeming to do is not doing.

  3. Albert E. Cliffe:

    We get new ideas from God every hour of our day when we put our trust in Him -- but we have to follow that inspiration up with perspiration -- we have to work to prove our faith. Remember that the bee that hangs around the hive never gets any honey.

  4. Napolean Hill:

    Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.

  5. Thomas Edison:

    Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety nine percent perspiration.

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