respire
verb (respired; respiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin respirare, from re- + spirare to blow, breathe Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. breathe; specifically to inhale and exhale air successively 2. of a cell or tissue to take up oxygen and produce carbon dioxide through oxidation transitive verb breathe

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  • Respire — Single par Mickey 3D extrait de l’album Tu vas pas mourir de rire Face B Chanson de rien du tout Sortie 24 mars 2003 Durée 3:45 Genre Folk …   Wikipédia en Français

  • 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Respire — Re*spire , v. t. 1. To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe. [1913 Webster] A native of the land where I respire The clear air for a while. Byron. [1913 Webster] 2. To breathe out; to exhale. [R.] B. Jonson. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • respiré — respiré, ée (rè spi ré, rée) part. passé de respirer. Attiré dans la poitrine par la respiration. Des vapeurs dangereuses respirées imprudemment …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • respire — late 14c., from O.Fr. respirer, from L. respirare breathe again, breathe in and out, from re again + spirare to breathe (see SPIRIT (Cf. spirit)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • respiré — Respiré, [respir]ée. part …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • respire — ► VERB 1) breathe. 2) (of a plant) carry out respiration. DERIVATIVES respirable adjective. ORIGIN Latin respirare breathe out …   English terms dictionary

  • respire — [ri spīr′] vi. respired, respiring [ME respiren < OFr respirer < L respirare < re , back + spirare, to breathe: see SPIRIT] 1. to breathe or carry on respiration; inhale and exhale air 2. Old Poet. to breathe freely or easily again, as… …   English World dictionary

  • respire — respir ou respire [ʀɛspiʀ] n. m. ÉTYM. 1530, respir; respire, XIXe; de respirer. ❖ ♦ Vx ou régional. Respiration. || « Le trot (…) coupait le respire à la grosse Sévère » (Sand …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • respire — UK [rɪˈspaɪə(r)] / US [rɪˈspaɪr] verb [intransitive] Word forms respire : present tense I/you/we/they respire he/she/it respires present participle respiring past tense respired past participle respired 1) medical to breathe 2) biology a body… …   English dictionary

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