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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 tran·spire /træn(t)ˈspaɪr/
 (vt.)使蒸發,使排出(vi.)蒸發,發散,泄露

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.
 

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tran·spire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Transpired p. pr. & vb. n. Transpiring.]
 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.

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