[ih-res-per-uh-buh l, ir-i-spahyuh r-uh-buh l]
- not respirable; unfit for breathing.
Origin of irrespirable
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Examples from the Web for irrespirable
Against the irrespirable air which at first enveloped it, vegetables were its saviours.The Bird
The term applied by miners to carbonic anhydride (carbonic acid) and other irrespirable gases and vapours evolved in mines.
The burning of sulphur produces sulphurous acid, which is an irrespirable gas.A Practical Physiology
Albert F. Blaisdell
Of or like azote, or containing it or formed from it; irrespirable; destructive to life.
- not fit for breathing or incapable of being breathed
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