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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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