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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • verb release (a liquid) in drops or small quantities

Etymologies

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

[New Latin trānsūdāre : Latin trāns-, trans- + Latin sūdāre, to sweat; see sweid- in Indo-European roots.]

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