Search Result for "perspiration":
1. salty fluid secreted by sweat glands;
- Example: "sweat poured off his brow"
[syn: perspiration, sweat, sudor]
2. the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid;
- Example: "perspiration is a homeostatic process"
[syn: perspiration, sweating, diaphoresis, sudation, hidrosis]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Perspiration \Per`spi*ra"tion\, n. [Cf. F. perspiration.] 1. The act or process of perspiring. [1913 Webster] 2. That which is excreted through the skin; sweat. [1913 Webster] Note: A man of average weight throws off through the skin during 24 hours about 18 ounces of water, 300 grains of solid matter, and 400 grains of carbonic acid gas. Ordinarily, this constant exhalation is not apparent, and the excretion is then termed insensible perspiration. [1913 Webster]Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
20 Moby Thesaurus words for "perspiration": BO, beaded brow, beads of sweat, body odor, cold sweat, dampness, diaphoresis, exudate, exudation, honest sweat, lather, perspiration odor, streams of sweat, sudor, sudoresis, sweat, sweating, swelter, water, wetness