from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The act or process of transpiring, especially through the stomata of plant tissue or the pores of the skin.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The loss of water by evaporation in terrestrial plants, especially through the stomata; accompanied by a corresponding uptake from the roots.
- n. The process of giving off water vapour through the skin or mucous membranes.
- n. The passage of gases through fine tubes.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act or process of transpiring or excreting in the form of vapor; exhalation, as through the skin or other membranes of the body. Perspiration is a form of transpiration.
- n. The evaporation of water, or exhalation of aqueous vapor, from cells and masses of tissue.
- n. The passing of gases through fine tubes, porous substances, or the like.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act or process of transpiring; especially, exhalation through the skin: as, the transpiration of obstructed fluids.
- n. In botany, the exhalation of watery vapor from the surface of the leaves of plants.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes
- n. the emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants
- n. the passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature
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