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English definition of “respire”

respire

verb [I]     /rɪˈspaɪər/ US  /-ˈspaɪr/ specialized
to breatheBreathing and stopping breathing
(Definition of respire verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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