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Transpiration

noun
1.
The passage of gases through fine tubes because of differences in pressure or temperature.
2.
The process of giving off or exhaling water vapor through the skin or mucous membranes.
3.
The emission of water vapor from the leaves of plants.






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"Transpiration" Quotes from Famous Books



... summer, the nimbus of its power and glory. From tall cord grasses arching over the side of the road, drawing water from the ditch in which their feet were bathed and breathing it into the air with the scent of their own greenness; from the transpiration of the trees, shrubs and vines, flowers and mosses and ferns, from billions of pores in acres of leaves it came streaming into the sunlight, vanishing quickly, yet ever renewed, as surely as the little brook where the grasses drank ...
— Some Summer Days in Iowa • Frederick John Lazell

... arrived from the Indies, I wed an adventuress. She bears me children, and I then discover she is not my cousin—is that marriage valid? Does not public morality demand that it should be so considered? There has been a mutual exchange of hearts, of transpiration." ...
— The Origins of Contemporary France, Volume 5 (of 6) - The Modern Regime, Volume 1 (of 2)(Napoleon I.) • Hippolyte A. Taine



Words linked to "Transpiration" :   activity, bodily process, body process, organic process, biological process, action, natural action, bodily function, transpire, natural process



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