suspiration

noun

sus·​pi·​ra·​tion ˌsə-spə-ˈrā-shən How to pronounce suspiration (audio)
: a long deep breath : sigh

Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of suspiration was in the 15th century

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“Suspiration.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/suspiration. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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