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Verb: respire  ri'spI(-u)r
  1. Breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
  2. Undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
  3. Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
    "The patient is respiring";
    - breathe, take a breath, suspire [literary]

Derived forms: respired, respires, respiring

Type of: experience, have, undergo

Encyclopedia: Respire