See also: respiré
- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈspʌɪə/
- (General American) IPA(key): /ɹɪˈspaɪɹ/
- Rhymes: -aɪə(ɹ)
- (intransitive) To breathe in and out successively.
- Synonyms: see Thesaurus:breathe
- (cytology, intransitive) To take up oxygen and produce carbon dioxide through oxidation.
- (transitive) To (inhale and) exhale; to breathe.
- 1799, M. Lesser, Insecto-Theology: Or, a Demonstration of the Being and Perfections of God, from a Consideration of the Structure and Economy of Insects, page 327:
- It is my opinion, that these animals, while they continue in the state of larvae, respire water and not air; and that they inspire the water, not by the mask, but by their posterior part, through which also they discharge it.
- (archaic, intransitive) To recover hope, courage, or strength after a time of difficulty.
- “respire”, in Lexico, Dictionary.com; Oxford University Press, 2019–present.
- “respire”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
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respire m (plural respires)
- (Quebec, Louisiana) Alternative spelling of
- inflection of :
- “respire”, in Trésor de la langue française informatisé [Digitized Treasury of the French Language], 2012.
- First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of respirar
- Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of respirar
- Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of respirar
- Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of respirar
- Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of respirar.
- First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of respirar.
- Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of respirar.
- Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of respirar.