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

  • n. Perspiration, especially when copious and medically induced.

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  • n. Perspiration, especially when profuse and medically induced.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Perspiration, or an increase of perspiration.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In medicine, perspiration, especially when artificially produced.

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

  • n. the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

Etymologies

Late Latin diaphorēsis, from Greek, from diaphorein, to disperse : dia-, dia- + phorein, to convey, frequentative of pherein, to carry; see bher-1 in Indo-European roots.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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