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English noun: perspiration

1. perspiration (body) salty fluid secreted by sweat glands

SamplesSweat poured off his brow.

Synonymssudor, sweat

Broader (hypernym)secretion

Substance holonymH2O, water

2. perspiration (process) the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid

SamplesPerspiration is a homeostatic process.

Synonymsdiaphoresis, hidrosis, sudation, sweating

Broader (hypernym)activity, bodily function, bodily process, body process

Narrower (hyponym)hyperhidrosis, hyperidrosis, polyhidrosis

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