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Synonyms of respiration

Noun


1. respiration, internal respiration, cellular respiration, metabolism, metabolic process

usage: the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs

2. respiration, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty respirations per minute"

3. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

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