perspiration


perspiration
noun
… OF PERSPIRATION
bead, drop

Great beads of perspiration trickled down his forehead.

VERB + PERSPIRATION
wipe

He wiped the perspiration from his brow.

absorb
wick away (esp. AmE)
be bathed in, be drenched in, be soaked in

My shirt was soaked in perspiration.

be damp with, be wet with, glisten with

Her face was wet with perspiration.

PERSPIRATION + VERB
drip down sth, run down sth, trickle down sth

Perspiration ran down his face.

break out, form

Perspiration broke out on my skin.

Beads of perspiration had formed on his forehead.

glisten

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