verb (used without object), respired, respiring.
to inhale and exhale air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathe.
to breathe freely again, after anxiety, trouble, etc.
verb (used with object), respired, respiring.
to breathe; inhale and exhale.
to inhale and exhale (air); breathe
(intransitive) to undergo the process of respiration
(literary) to breathe again in a relaxed or easy manner, as after stress or exertion
respire re·spire (rĭ-spīr’)
v. re·spired, re·spir·ing, re·spires
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.
To undergo the metabolic process of respiration.
To breathe easily again, as after a period of exertion.
[res-puh-rom-i-ter] /ˌrɛs pəˈrɒm ɪ tər/ noun 1. an instrument for measuring the extent of respiratory movement. 2. an instrument for measuring oxygen consumption or carbon dioxide production in an isolated tissue. respirometer res·pi·rom·e·ter (rěs’pə-rŏm’ĭ-tər) n. An instrument for measuring the degree and nature of respiration.
[res-puh-rom-i-tree] /ˌrɛs pəˈrɒm ɪ tri/ noun 1. the branch of medical science dealing with the measurement and analysis of respiration.
noun 1. a delay or cessation for a time, especially of anything distressing or trying; an interval of relief: to toil without respite. 2. temporary suspension of the execution of a person condemned to death; reprieve. verb (used with object), respited, respiting. 3. to relieve temporarily, especially from anything distressing or trying; give an interval […]