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  • adj. Of a person or animal that is producing perspiration; sweating.
  • n. The act of producing perspiration
  • v. Present participle of perspire.


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  • I hate perspiring, which is apparently a necessary element of most forms of exercise.

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  • During the lull afterwards he followed Carol's instructions to the letter, massaging Emily's shoulders, periodically dabbing her "perspiring" face and murmuring words of praise.

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  • I was perspiring, a bit, with wet armpits by the time I'd got there but we still kissed twice, said hello and I don't think anyone noticed the sweat so that was ok.

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  • If you see any Muslim Name on a name-tag and they appear nervous or heavily perspiring, report them as a suspicious person.

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  • The version of those good times that the Stones subsequently created for themselves quickly became, he suggested, a cross between The Goon Show and a Hieronymous Bosch painting: nightly mayhem involving audiences of teenage girls "perspiring heavily and with their dresses up".

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  • I grew increasingly nervous, perspiring under my cheap polyester gown.

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  • She pushed the waving sweep of caramel-colored hair off her perspiring forehead.

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  • You want to feel very warm, to the point that you may be perspiring from your face, but not so hot that you want to get out of the tub to cool off.

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  • You may be perspiring during the scrubbing process, or you might feel a bit of energy releasing.

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  • "The biggest culprit is the antiperspirant, the aluminum-based products in them that stop the body from perspiring are virtually impossible to get rid of," says Brian Johnson , director of training at the Drycleaning & Laundry Institute.

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