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irrespirable

[ih-res-per-uh-buh l, ir-i-spahyuh r-uh-buh l] /ɪˈrɛs pər ə bəl, ˌɪr ɪˈspaɪər ə bəl/
adjective
1.
not respirable; unfit for breathing.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; < Late Latin irrespīrābilis. See ir-2, respirable
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  • Self-contained self-rescuers are used to protect the wearer from the effects of toxic and/or irrespirable atmospheres.
  • Immediate donning eliminates the chance for a miner entering an irrespirable atmosphere unawares.
  • Immediate donning eliminates the chance for a miner to enter an irrespirable atmosphere.
  • The location and content of any irrespirable atmospheres.
  • Accidents similar to this scenario have occurred and resulted in inundations of water, methane, or irrespirable atmospheres.
British Dictionary definitions for irrespirable

irrespirable

/ɪˈrɛspɪrəbəl; ˌɪrɪˈspaɪərəbəl/
adjective
1.
not fit for breathing or incapable of being breathed
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