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tran·spire / tranˈspī(ə)r/ • v. [intr.] 1. occur; happen: I'm going to find out exactly what transpired. ∎  prove to be the case: as it transpired, he was right. ∎  (usu. it transpires) (of a secret or something unknown) come to be known; be revealed: Yaddo, it transpired, had been under FBI surveillance for some time.2. Bot. (of a plant or leaf) give off water vapor through the stomata.DERIVATIVES: tran·spi·ra·tion / -spəˈrāshən/ n. (in sense 2).

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