perspiration perspiration  /ˌpɜr spə ˈreɪ ʃən/


  1. (n) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands
  2. (n) the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid


  1. The carbon particles, kept activated by a patented process, create a porous surface that traps nasty smells and harmful rays and causes perspiration to evaporate quickly.
  2. In fact, she was wiping off perspiration that was pouring down her forehead in a broiling conference room in Rome.
  3. Dancers' perspiration will help turn heat-sensitive walls different colors.


  1. Relay in the rain: Weather moves Cancer Society event indoors

    NORMAL — Smiles, hugs and sunshine overcame tears, perspiration and rain on Friday at the Normal Community West High School track.
    on June 22, 2013     Source: The Pantagraph

  2. Ohio Veterans Home cemetery set for cleanup

    Ohio Veterans Home cemetery set for cleanup Federal grant totaling $799,000 paying for upgrades Andy Ouriel Jun 21, 2013 if (!window.OX_ads) { OX_ads = []; } OX_ads.push({ "auid" : "417989" }); document.write(' '); Sweat trickled down Chris Kaufman's body on a sweltering Thursday morning. The waves of perspiration came as he repeatedly drove a shovel into the ground, scooping out 4 feet of dirt ...
    on June 21, 2013     Source: The Sandusky Register

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  1. Thomas Edison said that "Genius is one percent inspiration and 99 percent perspiration."
    on Sep 29, 2005 By: Thomas Edison Source: Hudson Current

  2. "Nobody knows better than I do this will require some work and perspiration," Obama said. "I know how hard it's going to be to change this country ...... but nothing worthwhile ever happened in this country until someone tried something...
    on Feb 18, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: Chippewa Herald

  3. "It was two moments of inspiration and 90 minutes of perspiration," McCarthy said.
    on Feb 18, 2007 By: Mick McCarthy Source:

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