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respire

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verb re·spire \ri-ˈspī(ə)r\

Medical Definition of respire

respired; respiring

  1. 1

  2. intransitive verb

  3. :  breathe; specifically :  to inhale and exhale air successively

  4. 2of a cell or tissue :  to take up oxygen and produce carbon dioxide through oxidation

  5. transitive verb

  6. :  breathe




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