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RESPIRE

 Dictionary entry overview: What does respire mean? 

RESPIRE (verb)
  The verb RESPIRE has 3 senses:

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

  Familiarity information: RESPIRE used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


RESPIRE (verb)


Sense 1respire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "respire" is one way to...):

breathe; respire; suspire; take a breath (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2respire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Hypernyms (to "respire" is one way to...):

experience; get; have; receive; undergo (go through (mental or physical states or experiences))

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 3respire [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs

Classified under:

Verbs of grooming, dressing and bodily care

Synonyms:

breathe; take a breath; suspire; respire

Context examples:

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

"Respire" entails doing...:

breathe out; exhale; expire (expel air)

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "respire"):

respire (breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety)

yawn (utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired)

wheeze (breathe with difficulty)

breathe in; inhale; inspire (draw in (air))

breathe out; exhale; expire (expel air)

sigh; suspire (heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily)

hiccough; hiccup (breathe spasmodically, and make a sound)

hyperventilate (breathe excessively hard and fast)

choke (breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion)

saw logs; saw wood; snore (breathe noisily during one's sleep)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s
Somebody ----s something


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