Dictionary > Transpire

Transpire

transpire
1. (Science: physiology) To pass off in the form of vapor or insensible perspiration; to exhale.
2. (Science: botany) To evaporate from living cells.
3. 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. (De Quincey)
4. To happen or come to pass; to occur.
This sense of the word, which is of comparatively recent introduction, is common in the united states, especially in the language of conversation and of newspaper writers, and is used to some extent in England. Its use, however, is censured by critics of both countries.
Origin: F. Transpirer; L. Trans across, through – spirare to breathe. See Spirit.
1. (Science: physiology) To excrete through the skin; to give off in the form of vapor; to exhale; to perspire.
2. (Science: botany) To evaporate (moisture) from living cells.


You will also like...

Human perception in action
Human Perception – Neurology

This tutorial investigates perception as two people can interpret the same thing differently. Know more about human perc..

temperature - abiotic factor
Abiotic and Biotic Factors

This tutorial deals with the abiotic factors of the freshwater environment that determine what sort of life would be sui..

Gibberellins and Gibberellic Acid
Gibberellins and Gibberellic Acid

This tutorial describes the role of gibberellin family in plants. Find out the effects of gibberellin on plant growth an..

Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication
Homeostatic Mechanisms and Cellular Communication

Homeostasis is the relatively stable conditions of the internal environment that result from compensatory regulatory res..

Genetics – Lesson Outline & Worksheets
Genetics – Lesson Outline & Worksheets

  Topics Modules Quizzes/Worksheets Description Introduction to Genetics Genetics – Definition: Heredity and ..

Origins of Life on Earth
Origins of Life on Earth

Earth was created around 4.5 billion years ago and life began not long after. Primitive life likely possessed the elemen..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics