Respiring
Respire Re*spire" (r?*sp?r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Respired} (-sp?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. {Respiring}.] [L. respirare, respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F. respirer. See {Spirit}.] 1. To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment. --Spenser. [1913 Webster]

Here leave me to respire. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

From the mountains where I now respire. --Byron. [1913 Webster]

2. (Physiol.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood. [1913 Webster]


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