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respire

[ ri-spahyuhr ]
/ r瑟藞spa瑟r /
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verb (used without object), re路spired, re路spir路ing.
to inhale and exhale air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathe.
to breathe freely again, after anxiety, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), re路spired, re路spir路ing.
to breathe; inhale and exhale.
to exhale.
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Origin of respire

1375鈥1425; late Middle English respiren<Latin resp墨r膩re, equivalent to re-re- + sp墨r膩re to breathe; see spirit

OTHER WORDS FROM respire

pre路re路spire, verb (used with object), pre路re路spired, pre路re路spir路ing.un路re路spired, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for respire

respire
/ (r瑟藞spa瑟蓹) /

verb
to inhale and exhale (air); breathe
(intr) to undergo the process of respiration
literary to breathe again in a relaxed or easy manner, as after stress or exertion

Word Origin for respire

C14: from Latin r膿sp墨r膩re to exhale, from re- + sp墨r膩re to breathe; see spirit 1
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for respire

respire
[ r沫-sp墨r ]

v.
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.
To undergo the metabolic process of respiration.
To breathe easily again, as after a period of exertion.
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