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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 res·pi·ra·tion /ˌrɛspəˈreʃən/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 res·pi·ra·tion /ˌrɛspəˈreʃən/ 名詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Res·pi·ra·tion n.
 1. The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
 2. Relief from toil or suffering: rest. [Obs.]
 Till the day
 Appear of respiration to the just
 And vengeance to the wicked.   --Milton.
 3. Interval; intermission. [Obs.]
 4. Physiol. The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid, removed.
 Note:Respiration in the higher animals is divided into: (a) Internal respiration, or the interchange of oxygen and carbonic acid between the cells of the body and the bathing them, which in one sense is a process of nutrition. (b) External respiration, or the gaseous interchange taking place in the special respiratory organs, the lungs. This constitutes respiration proper.
    In the respiration of plants oxygen is likewise absorbed and carbonic acid exhaled, but in the light this process is obscured by another process which goes on with more vigor, in which the plant inhales and absorbs carbonic acid and exhales free oxygen.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain
           energy from organic moelcules; processes that take place
           in the cells and tissues during which energy is released
           and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood
           to be transported to the lungs [syn: internal
           respiration, cellular respiration]
      2: a single complete act of breathing in and out; "thirty
         respirations per minute"
      3: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process
         of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon
         dioxide by exhalation [syn: breathing, external
         respiration, ventilation]