[ res-per-uh-buh l, ri-spahyuh r-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈrɛs pər ə bəl, rɪˈspaɪər ə bəl /
capable of being respired.
capable of respiring.
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Origin of respirable
OTHER WORDS FROM respirableres·pi·ra·bil·i·ty, res·pi·ra·ble·ness, nounnon·re·spir·a·ble, adjectiveun·res·pi·ra·ble, adjective
Words nearby respirable
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British Dictionary definitions for non-respirable
/ (ˈrɛspɪrəbəl) /
able to be breathed
suitable or fit for breathing
Derived forms of respirablerespirability, noun
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Medical definitions for non-respirable
[ rĕs′pər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr′- ]
Fit for breathing, as air.
Capable of undergoing respiration, as certain organisms.
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