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    perspiring and sweating

    What is the difference between perspiring and sweating?

    Thanks in advance

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    Re: perspiring and sweating

    Quote Originally Posted by Over the top View Post
    What is the difference between perspiring and sweating?

    Thanks in advance
    Nothing, really.

    I would use "to sweat" and "to perspire" to mean the same thing - liquid escaping one's body due to excessive heat, exercise, stress, a medical condition etc. "To perspire" could be said to be a little more formal.

    There is a phrase in BrE: "Horses sweat, men perspire and women merely glow"!

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