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  Definition of respire
  1. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  2. undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbonmonoxide
  3. breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
Similar Words: breathe, take a breath, suspire

 

See Also: exhale, expire, breathe out, inhale, inspire, breathe in

 

Hyponyms: choke, hyperventilate, hiccup, hiccough, sigh, suspire, exhale, expire, breathe out, inhale, inspire, breathe in, wheeze, yawn, snore, saw wood, saw logs

 

Grouped Verbs: breathe, take a breath, suspire

 

Entailments: inhale, inspire, breathe in, exhale, expire, breathe out

 

Derivational Morphology: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation, respirator, inhalator, snorkel, schnorkel, schnorchel, snorkel breather, breather, internal respiration, cellular respiration

 

Anagrams: reprise

 

 
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