Definition of respire verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

respire

 verb
verb
NAmE//rɪˈspaɪər//
 
[intransitive](technology)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they respire
 
he / she / it respires
 
past simple respired
 
-ing form respiring
 
 
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to breathe Terrestrial amphibians respire through their skin.
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