respirable

[ res-per-uh-buh l, ri-spahyuh r-uh-buh l ]
/ ˈrɛs pər ə bəl, rɪˈspaɪər ə bəl /
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adjective

capable of being respired.
capable of respiring.

Nearby words

  1. respectively,
  2. respects,
  3. respell,
  4. respighi,
  5. respighi, ottorino,
  6. respiration,
  7. respiration rate,
  8. respirator,
  9. respiratory,
  10. respiratory acidosis

Origin of respirable

From the Late Latin word respīrābilis, dating back to 1770–80. See respire, -able

Related formsres·pi·ra·bil·i·ty, res·pi·ra·ble·ness, nounnon·re·spir·a·ble, adjectiveun·res·pi·ra·ble, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for non-respirable

respirable

/ (ˈrɛspɪrəbəl) /

adjective

able to be breathed
suitable or fit for breathing
Derived Formsrespirability, noun

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Medicine definitions for non-respirable

respirable

[ rĕspər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr- ]

adj.

Fit for breathing, as air.
Capable of undergoing respiration, as certain organisms.

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