suspiration

noun
sus·​pi·​ra·​tion | \ ˌsə-spə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce suspiration (audio) \

Definition of suspiration

: a long deep breath : sigh

First Known Use of suspiration

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Suspiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspiration. Accessed 7 Aug. 2020.

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