respirable

[ res-per-uh-buhl, ri-spahyuhr-uh-buhl ]
/ ˈrɛs pər ə bəl, rɪˈspaɪər ə bəl /

adjective

capable of being respired.
capable of respiring.

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Origin of respirable

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

OTHER WORDS FROM respirable

res·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 respirable

respirable
/ (ˈrɛspɪrəbəl) /

adjective

able to be breathed
suitable or fit for breathing

Derived forms of respirable

respirability, noun
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Medical definitions for respirable

respirable
[ rĕspər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr- ]

adj.

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