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

 re·spire /rɪˈspaɪr/

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

 re·spire /rɪˈspaɪ(ə)r/ 動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spire v. i. [imp. & p. p. Respired p. pr. & vb. n. Respiring.]
 1. To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment.
    Here leave me to respire.   --Milton.
    From the mountains where I now respire.   --Byron.
 2. Physiol. To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Re·spire, v. t.
 1. To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe.
 A native of the land where I respire
 The clear air for a while.   --Byron.
 2. To breathe out; to exhale. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
      2: undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of
         respiration by taking up oxygen and producing
      3: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe
         better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
         [syn: breathe, take a breath, suspire]