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Verb: transpire  tran'spI(-u)r
  1. Pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas
    - transpirate
     
  2. Exude water vapour
    "plants transpire"
     
  3. Come to light; become known
    "It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany"
     
  4. Come about, happen, or occur
    "Several important events transpired last week"
     
  5. Give off (water) through the skin

Derived forms: transpired, transpires, transpiring

See also: transpiring

Type of: change, come about, evaporate, exudate, exude, fall out, flow, flux, go on, hap, happen, occur, ooze, ooze out, pass, pass off, take place, transude, vaporise [Brit], vaporize