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Sweat vs. Transpire — What's the Difference?

Sweat vs. Transpire — What's the Difference?

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Sweat

Moisture exuded through the pores of the skin, typically in profuse quantities as a reaction to heat, physical exertion, fever, or fear
Beads of sweat broke out on her brow

Transpire

To come about; happen or occur.

Sweat

Another term for sweatsuit or sweatpants

Transpire

To become known; come to light.

Sweat

Exude sweat
He was sweating profusely
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Transpire

To give off vapor through plant stomata; undergo transpiration.

Sweat

Heat (chopped vegetables) slowly in a pan with a small amount of fat, so that they cook in their own juices
Sweat the celery and onions with olive oil and seasoning

Transpire

To give off (vapor) through the stomata of plant tissue.

Sweat

Subject (metal) to surface melting, especially to fasten or join by solder without a soldering iron
The tyre is sweated on to the wooden parts

Transpire

(ambitransitive) To give off (vapour, waste matter etc.); to exhale (an odour etc.).

Sweat

To excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; perspire.

Transpire

To perspire.

Sweat

To exude in droplets, as moisture from certain cheeses or sap from a tree.

Transpire

Of plants, to give off water and waste products through the stomata.

Sweat

To collect moisture in small drops from the air, as a cold water pipe.

Transpire

(intransitive) To become known; to escape from secrecy.
It eventually transpired that the murder victim had been a notorious blackmailer.

Sweat

To release moisture, as hay in the swath.

Transpire

To happen, take place.

Sweat

To ferment, as tobacco during curing.

Transpire

To pass off in the form of vapor or insensible perspiration; to exhale.

Sweat

(Informal) To work long and hard
Sweated over his term paper.

Transpire

To evaporate from living cells.

Sweat

(Informal) To fret or worry
Don't sweat over the bills.

Transpire

To escape from secrecy; to become public; as, the proceedings of the council soon transpired.
The story of Paulina's and Maximilian's mutual attachment had transpired through many of the travelers.

Sweat

To excrete (moisture) through a porous surface, such as the skin.

Transpire

To happen or come to pass; to occur.

Sweat

To excrete (wastes) in perspiration
Sweated out the toxins in the steam room.

Transpire

To excrete through the skin; to give off in the form of vapor; to exhale; to perspire.

Sweat

To have (moisture) condense in small drops on a surface.

Transpire

To evaporate (moisture) from living cells.

Sweat

To cause to perspire, as by drugs, heat, or strenuous exercise
Running for the train got me sweated up.

Transpire

Pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas

Sweat

To make damp or wet with perspiration
His shirt was sweated.

Transpire

Exude water vapor;
Plants transpire

Sweat

To cause to work excessively; overwork.

Transpire

Come to light; become known;
It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany

Sweat

To overwork and underpay (employees).

Transpire

Come about, happen, or occur;
Several important events transpired last week

Sweat

To interrogate (someone) under duress
Sweated the suspected spy for hours.

Transpire

Give off (water) through the skin

Sweat

To extract (information) from someone under duress
The police sweated the information out of the suspect.

Sweat

(Metallurgy) To join (metal parts) by interposing cold solder and then heating.

Sweat

To steam (vegetables or other food).

Sweat

(Informal) To fret or worry about
Don't sweat the details.

Sweat

The colorless saline moisture excreted by the sweat glands; perspiration.

Sweat

Condensation of moisture in the form of droplets on a surface.

Sweat

The process of sweating.

Sweat

A condition or instance of sweating
Worked up a sweat raking leaves.

Sweat

Strenuous labor or exertion
It took a lot of sweat to move the piano.

Sweat

A run given to a horse as exercise before a race.

Sweat

(Informal) An anxious, fretful condition
Got myself in a sweat over the deadline.

Sweat

A sweatsuit.

Sweat

Sweatpants.

Sweat

Fluid that exits the body through pores in the skin usually due to physical stress and/or high temperature for the purpose of regulating body temperature and removing certain compounds from the circulation.

Sweat

The state of one who sweats; diaphoresis.
Just thinking about the interview tomorrow puts me into a nervous sweat.

Sweat

(figurative) Hard work; toil.

Sweat

(figurative) Moisture issuing from any substance.

Sweat

A short run by a racehorse as a form of exercise.

Sweat

(historical) The sweating sickness.

Sweat

A soldier (especially one who is old or experienced).

Sweat

An extremely competitive player.

Sweat

(intransitive) To emit sweat.

Sweat

(transitive) To cause to excrete moisture through skin.

Sweat

To cause to perspire.
His physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.

Sweat

To work hard.
I've been sweating over my essay all day.

Sweat

(video games) To be extremely dedicated to winning a game; to play competitively.

Sweat

To extract money, labour, etc. from, by exaction or oppression.
To sweat a spendthrift
To sweat labourers

Sweat

To worry.

Sweat

To worry about (something).
Don't sweat it!
To sweat the small stuff

Sweat

(transitive) To emit, in the manner of sweat.
To sweat blood

Sweat

(intransitive) To emit moisture.
The cheese will start sweating if you don't refrigerate it.

Sweat

(intransitive) To have drops of water form on (something's surface) due to moisture condensation.
Coasters are a good way to stop a sweating glass from damaging your table.

Sweat

To solder (a pipe joint) together.

Sweat

To stress out.
Stop sweatin' me!

Sweat

To cook slowly at low heat, in shallow oil and without browning, to reduce moisture content.

Sweat

To remove a portion of (a coin), as by shaking it with others in a bag, so that the friction wears off a small quantity of the metal.

Sweat

(intransitive) To suffer a penalty; to smart for one's misdeeds.

Sweat

(transitive) To take a racehorse for a short exercise run.

Sweat

To excrete sensible moisture from the pores of the skin; to perspire.

Sweat

Fig.: To perspire in toil; to work hard; to drudge.
He 'd have the poets sweat.

Sweat

To emit moisture, as green plants in a heap.

Sweat

To cause to excrete moisture from the skin; to cause to perspire; as, his physicians attempted to sweat him by most powerful sudorifics.

Sweat

To emit or suffer to flow from the pores; to exude.
It made her not a drop for sweat.
With exercise she sweat ill humors out.

Sweat

To unite by heating, after the application of soldier.

Sweat

To get something advantageous, as money, property, or labor from (any one), by exaction or oppression; as, to sweat a spendthrift; to sweat laborers.
The only use of it [money] which is interdicted is to put it in circulation again after having diminished its weight by "sweating", or otherwise, because the quantity of metal contains is no longer consistent with its impression.

Sweat

The fluid which is excreted from the skin of an animal; the fluid secreted by the sudoriferous glands; a transparent, colorless, acid liquid with a peculiar odor, containing some fatty acids and mineral matter; perspiration. See Perspiration.
In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread.

Sweat

The act of sweating; or the state of one who sweats; hence, labor; toil; drudgery.

Sweat

Moisture issuing from any substance; as, the sweat of hay or grain in a mow or stack.

Sweat

The sweating sickness.

Sweat

A short run by a race horse in exercise.

Sweat

Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands;
Sweat poured off his brow

Sweat

Agitation resulting from active worry;
Don't get in a stew
He's in a sweat about exams

Sweat

Condensation of moisture on a cold surface;
The cold glasses were streaked with sweat

Sweat

Use of physical or mental energy; hard work;
He got an A for effort
They managed only with great exertion

Sweat

Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin;
Exercise makes one sweat

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