What does respire mean?

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rɪˈspaɪərrespire

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. respireverb

    breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety

  2. respireverb

    undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide

  3. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspireverb

    draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

    "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

Wiktionary

  1. respirenoun

    Rest, respite.

    Etymology: From respirer, from respiro, from re- + spiro.

  2. respireverb

    To breathe in and out.

    Etymology: From respirer, from respiro, from re- + spiro.

  3. respireverb

    To engage in the process of respiration.

    Etymology: From respirer, from respiro, from re- + spiro.

  4. respireverb

    To recover one's breath or breathe easily following stress.

    Etymology: From respirer, from respiro, from re- + spiro.

  5. respireverb

    To inhale and exhale; to breathe.

    Etymology: From respirer, from respiro, from re- + spiro.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Respireverb

    to take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment

    Etymology: [L. respirare, respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F. respirer. See Spirit.]

  2. Respireverb

    to breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood

    Etymology: [L. respirare, respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F. respirer. See Spirit.]

  3. Respireverb

    to breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe

    Etymology: [L. respirare, respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F. respirer. See Spirit.]

  4. Respireverb

    to breathe out; to exhale

    Etymology: [L. respirare, respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F. respirer. See Spirit.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Respire

    rē-spīr′, v.i. to breathe again and again: to breathe: to take rest.—v.t. to breathe out—in the higher animals there is an absorption of oxygen and a discharge of carbonic acid, also in plants.—n. Respīrabil′ity, quality of being respirable.—adj. Respīr′able, that may be breathed: fit for respiration.—n. Respīr′ableness; Respirā′tion, the function of breathing: relief from toil.—adjs. Respirā′tional; Respīr′ative.—ns. Res′pirātor, a network of fine wire for respiring or breathing through; Respiratō′rium, a gill-like organ used by certain insects to draw water from the air.—adj. Rēspi′ratory (or res′pi-rā-tō-ri), pertaining to, or serving for, respiration.—ns. Respīr′ing; Respirom′eter, an apparatus for supplying air to a diver under water.—Artificial respiration, respiration induced by artificial means. [Fr.,—L. respirārere-, sig. repetition, spirāre, -ātum, to breathe.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of respire in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of respire in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of respire in a Sentence

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Only at death, our soul breathes. (L'âme ne respire qu'à notre mort)

  2. Charles de LEUSSE:

    Flower is breathed in its height. (Fleur se respire - Dans sa hauteur.)

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