respire

[ ri-spahyuh r ]SEE DEFINITION OF respire

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It appears to respire as easily in the most rarefied air as on the seashore.

I then began to respire this air anew, and was able to make 16 more inspirations.

Are you willing that the tempter should intercept it, and respire it polluted into your ear?

He laughed, and seemed to respire more air into his broad chest.

The Crustaceans, so far as they are aquatic, respire by means of branchi, or gills.

The negro drew in his breath with a sob, and scarcely seemed to respire after that.

Do you not remember that you ceased to respire, and were not conscious of the fact?

Its breath was too powerful for any one breast to respire it solely.

With what eagerness did I run every morning at sunrise to respire the perfumed air in the peristyle!

These efforts are repeated fifteen times in a minute, until a spontaneous effort to respire is perceived.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French respirer (12c.), from Latin respirare "breathe again, breathe in and out," from re- "again" (see re-) + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit (n.)). Related: Respired; respiring.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RESPIRE

breathe

verbtake air in and let out
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