inspiratory

adjective
in·​spi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ in-ˈspī-rə-ˌtȯr-ē How to pronounce inspiratory (audio) , ˈin(t)-sp(ə-)rə-\

Definition of inspiratory

: of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration

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1773, in the meaning defined above

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inspiratory

adjective
in·​spi·​ra·​to·​ry | \ in-ˈspī-rə-ˌtōr-ē How to pronounce inspiratory (audio) , ˈin(t)-sp(ə-)rə- How to pronounce inspiratory (audio) , -ˌtȯr-\

Medical Definition of inspiratory

: of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration inspiratory muscles the inspiratory whoop of whooping cough

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