Definitions for: Respire

[v] draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
[v] undergo the biomedial and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbonmonoxide
[v] breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety

Webster (1913) Definition: Re*spire" (r?*sp?r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Respired
(-sp?rd"); p. pr. & vvb. n. Respiring.] [L. respirare,
respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F.
respirer. See Spirit.]
1. To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment.

Here leave me to respire. --Milton.

From the mountains where I now respire. --Byron.

2. (Physiol.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and
exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of
maintaining the vitality of the blood.

Re*spire", v. t.
1. To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to

A native of the land where I respire The clear air
for a while. --Byron.

2. To breathe out; to exhale. [R.] --B. Jonson.

Synonyms: breathe, suspire, take a breath

See Also: breathe in, breathe out, choke, exhale, experience, expire, get, have, hiccough, hiccup, hyperventilate, inhale, inspire, receive, saw logs, saw wood, sigh, snore, undergo, wheeze, yawn

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