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transpire (v.)

1590s, "pass off in the form of a vapor or liquid," from French transpirer (16c.), from Latin trans "across, beyond; through" (see trans-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). Figurative sense of "leak out, become known" is recorded from 1741, and the erroneous meaning "take place, happen" is almost as old, being first recorded 1755. Related: Transpired; transpiring.

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Definitions of transpire from WordNet

transpire (v.)
pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas;
Synonyms: transpirate
transpire (v.)
exude water vapor;
plants transpire
transpire (v.)
come to light; become known;
It transpired that she had worked as spy in East Germany
transpire (v.)
come about, happen, or occur;
Several important events transpired last week
transpire (v.)
give off (water) through the skin;
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