inspiratory

[in-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee]

Origin of inspiratory

1765–75; < Latin inspīrāt(us) past participle of inspīrāre (see inspire, -ate1) + -ory1
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inspiratory

adjective
  1. of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air
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inspiratory in Medicine

inspiratory

[ĭn-spīrə-tôr′ē]
adj.
  1. Of, relating to, or used for the drawing in of air.
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