Suspiration Sus`pi*ra"tion, n. [L. suspiratio. See {Suspire}.] The act of sighing, or fetching a long and deep breath; a deep respiration; a sigh. [1913 Webster]

Windy suspiration of forced breath. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

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  • suspiration — /sus peuh ray sheuhn/, n. a long, deep sigh. [1475 85; < L suspiration (s. of suspiratio), equiv. to suspirat(us) (ptp. of suspirare to SUSPIRE) + ion ION] * * * …   Universalium

  • suspiration — /sʌspəˈreɪʃən/ (say suspuh rayshuhn) noun Rare a long, deep sigh. {Latin suspīrātiōn , from suspīrātiō} …   Australian English dictionary

  • suspiration — noun Date: 15th century a long deep breath ; sigh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suspiration — noun The act of breathing, not necessarily for a sustained period (compare respiration, which is sustained) See Also: suspire …   Wiktionary

  • suspiration — sus·pi·ra·tion …   English syllables

  • suspiration — noun an utterance made by exhaling audibly • Syn: ↑sigh • Derivationally related forms: ↑suspire, ↑sigh (for: ↑sigh) • Hypernyms: ↑utterance, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • suspire — verb a) To breathe. b) To exhale. See Also: suspiration, respire …   Wiktionary

  • Aqua Lung — Synonyms and related words: air cylinder, aquascope, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, bathyscaphe, bathysphere, benthoscope, breath, breath of air, breathing, broken wind, cough, diving bell, diving boat, diving chamber,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • aspiration — Synonyms and related words: Aqua Lung, aim, allophone, alveolar, ambition, ambitiousness, animus, apico alveolar, apico dental, articulation, artificial respiration, assimilation, assumption, assurance, assured faith, asthmatic wheeze, basis,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • breath — Synonyms and related words: Aqua Lung, a breath, afterdamp, amaze, anima, anima humana, animating force, aroma, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, astonish, astound, atman, ba, bated breath, bathmism, beating heart, biological… …   Moby Thesaurus

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