respirable

respirable

[res-per-uh-buhl, ri-spahyuhr-uh-buhl]
adjective
1.
capable of being respired.
2.
capable of respiring.

Origin:
1770–80; < Late Latin respīrābilis. See respire, -able

respirability, respirableness, noun
nonrespirable, adjective
unrespirable, adjective
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respirable (ˈrɛspɪrəbəl)
 
adj
1.  able to be breathed
2.  suitable or fit for breathing
 
respira'bility
 
n

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respirable res·pi·ra·ble (rěs'pər-ə-bəl, rĭ-spīr'-)
adj.

  1. Fit for breathing, as air.

  2. Capable of undergoing respiration, as certain organisms.

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