Verb > Transpire

Verb – Transpire

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

(no object)

A plant transpire more freely on a hot dry day.

(+ object)

Trees transpire water at a rapid rate.