Transpire /trænˈspaɪɚ / verb
1 [no object] formal : to happen
- They wouldn’t say what had transpired [=taken place] at the meeting.
- No one will soon forget the historic events that transpired on that day.
2 [no object] formal : to become known — usually used with it
- Her name, it transpired, was false. [=(less formally) it turned out that her name was false]
- It transpired that they had met previously. [=we found out that they had met previously]
3 technical, of a plant : to have water evaporate from the surface of leaves
- A plant transpire more freely on a hot dry day.
- Trees transpire water at a rapid rate.