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Transpire Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    transpire v
  1. pass through the tissue or substance or its pores or interstices, as of gas [syn: transpirate]
  2. exude water vapor; "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
Transpire Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Transpire \Tran*spire"\, v. t.
  1. (Physiol.) To excrete through the skin; to give off in the form of vapor; to exhale; to perspire.
  2. (Bot.) To evaporate (moisture) from living cells.
Transpire Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Transpire \Tran*spire"\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Transpired; p. pr. & vb. n. Transpiring.] [F. transpirer; L. trans across, through + spirare to breathe. See Spirit.]
  1. (Physiol.) To pass off in the form of vapor or insensible perspiration; to exhale.
  2. (Bot.) 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. Note: 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.

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  • Auburn, K-State get early chance to make statement
    Kansas State coach Bill Snyder was busy revolutionizing the spread offense, and the idea of a run-pass quarterback, at college football's highest level during the 1990s. Gus Malzahn was watching it all transpire while coaching high schools in Arkansas. Malzahn is coaching fifth-ranked Auburn (2-0) these days, and the Tigers will be visiting the No. 20 Wildcats Read more on this news related to 'Transpire'
  • High school football season off to peculiar start
    Week one didn’t transpire how many assumed it would. Trojan fans, of course, are pleased with their 21-0 win over Davis County. Pekin Panther and Van Buren Warrior fans are undoubtedly satisfied as well. However I can only assume that many fans across the state are extremely perplexed by what week one of the 2014 season on the gridiron presented us. Traditional Read more on this news related to 'Transpire'
  • Royals enjoying their success, not looking too far ahead
    It's been 29 years since the Royals last enjoyed baseball's postseason. No sense getting in a hurry right now. Manager Ned Yost certainly isn't. He is enjoying what has happened in the last month, but he knows better than to start thinking about what could transpire in the next month. Read more on this news related to 'Transpire'

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