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Definition of spiration

1a obsolete : the action of breathing as a creative or life-giving function of the Deity
b(1) : the act by or manner in which the Holy Spirit proceeds from the Father or from the Father and the Son
(2) : the relation subsisting by virtue of this procession
2 obsolete : the action of breathing as a physical function of man and animals

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History and Etymology for spiration

Latin spiration-, spiratio action of breathing, from spiratus (past participle of spirare to breathe) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Spiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/spiration. Accessed 18 Sep. 2020.

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