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respirable

[res-per-uh-buh l, ri-spahyuh r-uh-buh l] /ˈrɛs pər ə bəl, rɪˈspaɪər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
capable of being respired.
2.
capable of respiring.
Origin of respirable
1770-1780
1770-80; < Late Latin respīrābilis. See respire, -able
Related forms
respirability, respirableness, noun
nonrespirable, adjective
unrespirable, adjective
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respirable

/ˈrɛspɪrəbəl/
adjective
1.
able to be breathed
2.
suitable or fit for breathing
Derived Forms
respirability, noun
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non-respirable in Medicine

respirable res·pi·ra·ble (rěs'pər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr'-)
adj.

  1. Fit for breathing, as air.

  2. Capable of undergoing respiration, as certain organisms.

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