[res-per-uh-buh l, ri-spahyuh r-uh-buh l]
- capable of being respired.
- capable of respiring.
Origin of respirable
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May not the non-respirable gases furnish a class of different stimuli?The Life of Sir Humphrey Davy, Bart. LL.D., Volume 1 (of 2)
John Ayrton Paris
- able to be breathed
- suitable or fit for breathing
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- Fit for breathing, as air.
- Capable of undergoing respiration, as certain organisms.
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