inspiratory

[ in-spahyuh r-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee ]
/ ɪnˈspaɪər əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i /

adjective

of or relating to inspiration or inhalation.

Origin of inspiratory

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

inspiratory
/ (ɪnˈspaɪərətərɪ, -trɪ) /

adjective

of or relating to inhalation or the drawing in of air
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Medicine definitions for inspiratory

inspiratory
[ ĭn-spīrə-tôr′ē ]

adj.

Of, relating to, or used for the drawing in of air.
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