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sus·pire

 (sə-spīr′)
intr.v. sus·pired, sus·pir·ing, sus·pires
1. To breathe: "And from that one intake of fire / All creatures still warmly suspire" (Robert Frost).
2. To sigh.

[Middle English suspiren, to sigh, from Old French, from Latin suspīrāre : sub-, from below; see sub- + spīrāre, to breathe.]

sus′pi·ra′tion (sŭs′pə-rā′shən) n.

suspire

(səˈspaɪə)
vb
1. to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn
2. (intr) to breathe; respire
[C15: from Latin suspīrāre to take a deep breath, from sub- + spīrāre to breathe]
suspiration n

sus•pire

(səˈspaɪər)

v. -pired, -pir•ing. v.i.
1. to sigh.
v.t.
2. to utter with sighing breaths.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suspīrāre=su- su- + spīrāre to breathe]
sus•pi•ra•tion (ˌsʌs pəˈreɪ ʃən) n.

suspire


Past participle: suspired
Gerund: suspiring

Imperative
suspire
suspire
Present
I suspire
you suspire
he/she/it suspires
we suspire
you suspire
they suspire
Preterite
I suspired
you suspired
he/she/it suspired
we suspired
you suspired
they suspired
Present Continuous
I am suspiring
you are suspiring
he/she/it is suspiring
we are suspiring
you are suspiring
they are suspiring
Present Perfect
I have suspired
you have suspired
he/she/it has suspired
we have suspired
you have suspired
they have suspired
Past Continuous
I was suspiring
you were suspiring
he/she/it was suspiring
we were suspiring
you were suspiring
they were suspiring
Past Perfect
I had suspired
you had suspired
he/she/it had suspired
we had suspired
you had suspired
they had suspired
Future
I will suspire
you will suspire
he/she/it will suspire
we will suspire
you will suspire
they will suspire
Future Perfect
I will have suspired
you will have suspired
he/she/it will have suspired
we will have suspired
you will have suspired
they will have suspired
Future Continuous
I will be suspiring
you will be suspiring
he/she/it will be suspiring
we will be suspiring
you will be suspiring
they will be suspiring
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been suspiring
you have been suspiring
he/she/it has been suspiring
we have been suspiring
you have been suspiring
they have been suspiring
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been suspiring
you will have been suspiring
he/she/it will have been suspiring
we will have been suspiring
you will have been suspiring
they will have been suspiring
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been suspiring
you had been suspiring
he/she/it had been suspiring
we had been suspiring
you had been suspiring
they had been suspiring
Conditional
I would suspire
you would suspire
he/she/it would suspire
we would suspire
you would suspire
they would suspire
Past Conditional
I would have suspired
you would have suspired
he/she/it would have suspired
we would have suspired
you would have suspired
they would have suspired
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.suspire - heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"
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.suspire - 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"
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