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  • v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of perspire.


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  • "perspires" through the rugae of the walls of the vagina into the vaginal canal to facilitate penetration.


  • The best stuff transpires, and perspires, in Dubai.

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  • The underarm perspires when hot, but sweating can also be triggered when a person is stressed, in a state of fear, in pain or even while eating something spicy, says Dee Anna Glaser , a professor of dermatology at Saint Louis University and president of the International Hyperhidrosis Society, which addresses the estimated 3% of the population who suffer from excessive sweating.

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  • To our irrational, germ-fearing minds, tortillas, hot dogs and pickles must be fresher—and thus safer to eat—when they're sitting on a bed of ice, especially when the soda or juice perspires a little, a phenomenon the industry dubs "sweat" the refrigerators in most juice and milk aisles are deliberately kept at the exact temperature needed for this "sweating" to occur.

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  • A goblet perspires just out of reach of her slender fingers

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  • A half-hour to hour-long run on the treadmill in the morning lets her determine how well the fragrance diffuses as she perspires.

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  • A more intense workout is also the goal of ViewSPORT, the T-shirt line launched in July that displays graphics when the wearer perspires.

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  • The patient should remain in the bath for 30 to 35 minutes till he freely perspires.

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  • If he or she is active and perspires, or goes swimming, the sunscreen would need to be reapplied even sooner, but the American Academy of Dermatology generally recommends doing so every two hours or immediately after swimming.

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  • If you are a person who perspires more than average, apply your antiperspirant the night before, and then wash as normal the next morning.

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