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  Definition of respiration
  1. the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic moelcules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lu
  2. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  3. a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"
Similar Words: internal respiration, cellular respiration, breathing, external respiration, ventilation

 

Hyponyms: artificial respiration, abdominal breathing, eupnea, eupnoea, hyperpnea, hypopnea, hyperventilation, panting, heaving, periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, smoke, smoking, snore, snoring, stertor, snuffle, sniffle, snivel, wheeze, second wind

 

Derivational Morphology: respire, breathe, take a breath, suspire, rest, catch one's breath, take a breather

 

Anagrams: personation, spear-point

 

 
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