(Trans*pass") v. t. [Pref. trans- + pass: cf. LL. transpassare. Cf. Trespass.] To pass
over; as, Alexander transpassed the river. [Obs.] J. Gregory.
(Trans*pass"), v. i. To pass by; to pass away. [Obs.]
(Trans*pass"a*ble) a. Capable of being transpassed, or crossed over. [Obs.]
(Trans*pat"ron*ize) v. t. [Trans- + patronize.] To transfer the patronage of. [Obs.]
(Tran*spe"ci*ate) v. t. [Pref. trans- + L. species form.] To change from one species to
another; to transform. [Obs.]
Power to transpeciate a man into a horse.Sir T. Browne.
(Tran*spic"u*ous) a. [L. transpicere to see or look through + specere, spicere, to see.
Cf. Conspicuous.] Transparent; pervious to the sight. [R.] "The wide, transpicuous air." Milton.
(Trans*pierce") v. t. [imp. & p. p. Transpierced ; p. pr. & vb. n. Transpiercing ] [Pref.
trans- + pierce: cf. F. transpercer.] To pierce through; to penetrate; to permeate; to pass through.
The sides transpierced return a rattling sound.Dryden.
(Tran*spir"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. transpirable.] Capable of being transpired, or of transpiring.
(Tran`spi*ra"tion) n. [F. transpiration.]
1. (Physiol.) The act or process of transpiring or excreting in the form of vapor; exhalation, as through
the skin or other membranes of the body; as, pulmonary transpiration, or the excretion of aqueous vapor
from the lungs. Perspiration is a form of transpiration. Cudworth.
2. (bot.) The evaporation of water, or exhalation of aqueous vapor, from cells and masses of tissue.
3. (Physics) The passing of gases through fine tubes, porous substances, or the like; as, transpiration
(Tran*spir"a*to*ry) a. Of or relating to transpiration.
(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.
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.
(Tran*spire"), v. t.