respire


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Encyclopedia.

re·spire

 (rĭ-spīr′)
v. re·spired, re·spir·ing, re·spires
v.intr.
1. To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale: respired with difficulty.
2. To carry out the metabolic process of respiration: Different parts of a plant respire at different rates.
3. Archaic To regain one's spirits, as after a period of exertion or trouble.
v.tr.
1. To inhale and exhale (air, for example); breathe.
2. To use (a molecule or compound) for the metabolic process of respiration: bacteria that respire sulfur compounds.
3. To keep (a person or animal) breathing by artificial means: "Becky was still being respired by the ventilator" (Robin Cook).

[Middle English respiren, to breathe again, from Latin respīrāre : re-, re- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

respire

(rɪˈspaɪə)
vb
1. (Biology) to inhale and exhale (air); breathe
2. (Biology) (intr) to undergo the process of respiration
3. literary to breathe again in a relaxed or easy manner, as after stress or exertion
[C14: from Latin rēspīrāre to exhale, from re- + spīrāre to breathe; see spirit1]

re•spire

(rɪˈspaɪər)

v. -spired, -spir•ing. v.i.
1. to inhale and exhale air to maintain life; breathe.
2. (of a living system) to exchange oxygen for carbon dioxide and other products.
v.t.
3. to breathe; inhale and exhale.
[1375–1425; < Latin respīrāre=re- re- + spīrāre to breathe]

respire


Past participle: respired
Gerund: respiring

Imperative
respire
respire
Present
I respire
you respire
he/she/it respires
we respire
you respire
they respire
Preterite
I respired
you respired
he/she/it respired
we respired
you respired
they respired
Present Continuous
I am respiring
you are respiring
he/she/it is respiring
we are respiring
you are respiring
they are respiring
Present Perfect
I have respired
you have respired
he/she/it has respired
we have respired
you have respired
they have respired
Past Continuous
I was respiring
you were respiring
he/she/it was respiring
we were respiring
you were respiring
they were respiring
Past Perfect
I had respired
you had respired
he/she/it had respired
we had respired
you had respired
they had respired
Future
I will respire
you will respire
he/she/it will respire
we will respire
you will respire
they will respire
Future Perfect
I will have respired
you will have respired
he/she/it will have respired
we will have respired
you will have respired
they will have respired
Future Continuous
I will be respiring
you will be respiring
he/she/it will be respiring
we will be respiring
you will be respiring
they will be respiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been respiring
you have been respiring
he/she/it has been respiring
we have been respiring
you have been respiring
they have been respiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been respiring
you will have been respiring
he/she/it will have been respiring
we will have been respiring
you will have been respiring
they will have been respiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been respiring
you had been respiring
he/she/it had been respiring
we had been respiring
you had been respiring
they had been respiring
Conditional
I would respire
you would respire
he/she/it would respire
we would respire
you would respire
they would respire
Past Conditional
I would have respired
you would have respired
he/she/it would have respired
we would have respired
you would have respired
they would have respired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.respire - breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
2.respire - undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
breathe, take a breath, suspire, respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
undergo - pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation"
3.respire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
respire - undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
respire - breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
choke - breathe with great difficulty, as when experiencing a strong emotion; "She choked with emotion when she spoke about her deceased husband"
hyperventilate - breathe excessively hard and fast; "The mountain climber started to hyperventilate"
hiccough, hiccup - breathe spasmodically, and make a sound; "When you have to hiccup, drink a glass of cold water"
sigh, suspire - heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"
breathe out, exhale, expire - expel air; "Exhale when you lift the weight"
breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
wheeze - breathe with difficulty
yawn - utter a yawn, as from lack of oxygen or when one is tired; "The child yawned during the long performance"
saw logs, saw wood, snore - breathe noisily during one's sleep; "she complained that her husband snores"

respire

verb
To breathe in and out:
Translations
dýchat
ånde
anda
dirbtinio kvėpavimo aparataskvėpavimo takųrespiratorius
elpot
soluk alıp vermek

respire

[rɪsˈpaɪəʳ]
A. VIrespirar
B. VTrespirar

respire

vti (Med, form) → atmen, respirieren (spec)

respire

[rɪsˈpaɪəʳ] vt (frm) virespirare

respire

(rəˈspaiə) verb
to breathe.
respiration (respəˈreiʃən) noun
breathing.
respirator (ˈrespə) noun
1. a sort of mask worn to purify the air breathed in eg by firemen.
2. a piece of apparatus used to help very ill or injured people to breathe.
respiratory (ˈrespərətəri) adjective
related to breathing. respiratory diseases.

respire

vt, vi respirar
References in classic literature ?
If I were a naturalist, I would tell him that, according to some illustrious men of science, nature has furnished us with instances upon the earth of animals existing under very varying conditions of life; that fish respire in a medium fatal to other animals; that amphibious creatures possess a double existence very difficult of explanation; that certain denizens of the seas maintain life at enormous depths, and there support a pressure equal to that of fifty or sixty atmospheres without being crushed; that several aquatic insects, insensible to temperature, are met with equally among boiling springs and in the frozen plains of the Polar Sea; in fine, that we cannot help recognizing in nature a diversity of means of operation oftentimes incomprehensible, but not the less real.
In the Hydra, the animal may be turned inside out, and the exterior surface will then digest and the stomach respire.
Say he stays eleven minutes, and jets seventy times, that is, respires seventy breaths; then whenever he rises again, he will be sure to have his seventy breaths over again, to a minute.
Le Nord du Maroc respire ces jours le theatre, notamment avec le festival du theatre universitaire qui a entame ses activites il y a quelques jours a Tanger.
Whole You Nexteeth(TM) and Whole You Sleep Appliances - Respire Blue Endurance Framework (EF), Respire Pink Endurance Framework (EF) and Respire Pink Micro - will be presented at Whole You's booth #3622 in Hall C
Depuis l'implantation du deuxieme filtre en 2014, la region de Meftah respire.
a Mitsui Chemicals company has acquired an oral appliance company Respire Medical, marking the third acquisition since the company's launch in November 2014.
Associated services are implementation barriers Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays as part of operations Paris Respire as well as the supply and installation of information boards and signs.
The build-up of CO2 can also play a role for products that respire.
Perfect for cyclists, the Paris Respire scheme also closes off parts of the city, such as roads by the river Seine, the Marais and Montmatre, every Sunday and over bank holidays between 9am and 5pm.
An affiliated technology, controlled atmosphere (CA), keeps track of how fruits and vegetables ripen and respire inside the container during transport.
In addition, if you cut off the carbon that a tree put into the soil while it was alive, you reduce the ability of the soil microbes around the roots to respire.