Definitions

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  • adjective Of a person or animal that is producing perspiration; sweating.
  • noun The act of producing perspiration
  • verb Present participle of perspire.

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Examples

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

    Western Man

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

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

    Western Man

  • 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.

    That Saturday

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

    The Dark Side of Innocence

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