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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • intransitive v. To pass through pores or interstices in the manner of perspiration.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pass through a pore, membrane or interstice.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To pass, as perspirable matter does, through the pores or interstices of textures.

from The 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).

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Etymologies

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)

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