respirable

adjective
re·​spi·​ra·​ble | \ ˈre-sp(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce respirable (audio) , ri-ˈspī-rə- How to pronounce respirable (audio) \

Definition of respirable

: fit for breathing also : capable of being taken in by breathing respirable particles of ash

Examples of respirable in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Although last year with the rule in effect, government reports indicated that respirable dust levels fell to historic lows. Megan Geuss, Ars Technica, "Coal CEO’s defamation lawsuit against John Oliver is dismissed," 25 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of respirable

1779, in the meaning defined above

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“Respirable.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/respirable. Accessed 21 Oct. 2020.

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respirable

adjective
re·​spi·​ra·​ble | \ ˈres-p(ə-)rə-bəl How to pronounce respirable (audio) , ri-ˈspī-rə- How to pronounce respirable (audio) \

Medical Definition of respirable

1 : fit for breathing respirable air
2 : capable of being taken in by breathing respirable particles of ash

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