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“respiratory” in British English

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respiratoryadjective [ before noun ]

uk /rɪˈspɪr.ə.tər.i/ us /ˈres.pə.rə.tɔːr.i/ formal or specialized

relating to breathing:

Smoking can cause respiratory diseases.

(Definition of “respiratory” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“respiratory” in American English

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respiratoryadjective [ not gradable ]

us /ˈres·pər·əˌtɔr·i, -ˌtoʊr·i/

biology of or relating to breathing

(Definition of “respiratory” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)