respire: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (ri-spīr'), [key]
— v., -spired, -spir•ing.
  1. to inhale and exhale air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathe.
  2. to breathe freely again, after anxiety, trouble, etc.
  1. to breathe; inhale and exhale.
  2. to exhale.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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