Examples of respire in a Sentence
Fish use their gills to respire.
though unconscious, the patient is still respiring
Recent Examples of respire from the Web
In the 18th century and earlier, most baking was dictated by the delicate whims of respiring yeast.
This makes sense, since roots are respiring organs.
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Origin and Etymology of respire
Middle English, from Latin respirare, from re- + spirare to blow, breathe
First Known Use: 15th centurySee Words from the same year
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