suspire

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intransitive verb sus·pire \sə-ˈspī(-ə)r\

Definition of suspire

suspired

suspiring

  1. :  to draw a long deep breath :  sigh

Origin and Etymology of suspire

Middle English, from Latin suspirare, from sub- + spirare to breathe


First Known Use: 15th century


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