American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To pass through pores or interstices in the manner of perspiration.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pass or ooze through the pores or interstices of a membrane or other permeable substance, as a fluid (transpire being commonly said of gases or vapors).
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To pass, as perspirable matter does, through the pores or interstices of textures.
- v. release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities
- New Latin trānsūdāre : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin sūdāre, to sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“While he did not quite transude murder, the potential underlined the rest of his clearly projected feelings.”
“The sun shone on his dilapidated garments and on his purple skin; it was almost black and seemed to transude blood.”
“Mountain, LM the Sand at the bottom, through which the Water is as it were strained, so as that the fresher parts are only permitted to transude, and the saline kept back; if therefore the proportion of G M to FM be as 45 to”
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