suspire(redirected from suspiring)
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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.
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]
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.
Past participle: suspired
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|Verb||1.||suspire - heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"|
|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"
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"