expiratory

[ ik-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪkˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /
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adjective

pertaining to the expiration of air from the lungs.

Nearby words

  1. expiate,
  2. expiation,
  3. expiatory,
  4. expiration,
  5. expiration date,
  6. expiratory reserve volume,
  7. expiratory stridor,
  8. expire,
  9. expired gas,
  10. expiry

Origin of expiratory

First recorded in 1840–50; expirat(ion) + -ory1

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British Dictionary definitions for expiratory

expiratory

/ (ɪkˈspaɪərətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

relating to the expulsion of air from the lungs during respiration
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Medicine definitions for expiratory

expiratory

[ ĭk-spīrə-tôr′ē ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or involving the expiration of air from the lungs.

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