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suspire

[ suh-spahyuhr ]
/ s蓹藞spa瑟r /
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verb (used without object), sus路pired, sus路pir路ing.
to sigh.
to breathe.
verb (used with object), sus路pired, sus路pir路ing.
to sigh; utter with long, sighing breaths.
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Origin of suspire

1400鈥50; late Middle English <Latin susp墨r膩re, equivalent to su-su- + sp墨r膩re to breathe
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How to use suspire in a sentence

  • Between pulls he would suspire deeply, so as to get the full assistance of the Climate.

    Ade's Fables|George Ade

British Dictionary definitions for suspire

suspire
/ (s蓹藞spa瑟蓹) /

verb archaic, or poetic
to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn
(intr) to breathe; respire

Derived forms of suspire

suspiration (藢s蕦sp瑟藞re瑟蕛蓹n), noun

Word Origin for suspire

C15: from Latin susp墨r膩re to take a deep breath, from sub- + sp墨r膩re to breathe
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