Medical Dictionary

respire

verb re·spire \ri-ˈspī(ə)r\
re·spiredre·spir·ing

Medical Definition of RESPIRE

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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