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1. perspiration

noun. ['ˌpɝːspɝˈeɪʃən'] salty fluid secreted by sweat glands.

Synonyms

  • secretion
  • sweat
  • H2O
  • sudor

Antonyms

  • anastalsis
  • inactivity
  • discontinuance
  • assembly

Etymology

  • perspiration (French)
  • perspirer (French)

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Rhymes with Perspiration

  • deinstitutionalization
  • institutionalization
  • self-congratulation
  • antidiscrimination
  • telecommunication
  • nondiscrimination
  • misrepresentation
  • mischaracterization
  • internationalization
  • industrialization
  • decriminalization
  • transillumination
  • self-determination
  • renationalization
  • recapitalization
  • prestidigitation
  • misinterpretation
  • misidentification
  • miscommunication
  • experimentation
  • excommunication
  • disqualification
  • discontinuation
  • denationalization
  • decentralization
  • transplantation
  • singularization
  • self-perpetuation
  • securitization
  • reinterpretation

How do you pronounce perspiration?

Pronounce perspiration as ˌpərspərˈeɪʃən.

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Sentences with perspiration


1. Noun, singular or mass
A rain suit keeps clothing dry, but if the weather is warm, it can hold in perspiration.

Quotes about perspiration


1. Genius is one percent inspiration, ninety-nine percent perspiration.
- Thomas A. Edison

2. Patience, persistence and perspiration make an unbeatable combination for success.
- Napoleon Hill

3. It has been often said that writing is 99 percent perspiration and 1 percent inspiration. In my experience, this is true. But, in my opinion, it is useless without that 1 percent. It's like an engine without fuel -- can't get anywhere without it. Or like a lighthouse without a light on top -- doesn't guide anyone in to home or safe harbor.
- Robert Fanney

2. perspiration

noun. ['ˌpɝːspɝˈeɪʃən'] the process of the sweat glands of the skin secreting a salty fluid.

Synonyms

  • hidrosis
  • sudation
  • bodily process
  • hyperidrosis
  • polyhidrosis
  • activity
  • hyperhidrosis
  • sweating
  • bodily function
  • diaphoresis

Antonyms

  • activation
  • sink
  • source
  • dormant

Etymology

  • perspiration (French)
  • perspirer (French)
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