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English verb: respire

1. respire (body) breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)breathe, respire, suspire, take a breath


Verb groupbreathe, respire, suspire, take a breath

2. respire (body) undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)undergo


Verb groupbreathe, respire, suspire, take a breath

3. respire (body) draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs


SamplesI can breathe better when the air is clean.
The patient is respiring.


Synonymsbreathe, suspire, take a breath


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something


Narrower (hyponym)breathe in, breathe out, choke, exhale, expire, hiccough, hiccup, hyperventilate, inhale, inspire, respire, saw logs, saw wood, sigh, snore, suspire, wheeze, yawn


Entailbreathe in, breathe out, exhale, expire, inhale, inspire


Verb grouprespire, respire









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