|1.||to inhale and exhale (air); breathe|
|2.||(intr) to undergo the process of respiration|
|3.||literary to breathe again in a relaxed or easy manner, as after stress or exertion|
|[C14: from Latin rēspīrāre to exhale, from |
respire re·spire (rĭ-spīr')
v. re·spired, re·spir·ing, re·spires
To breathe in and out; inhale and exhale.
To undergo the metabolic process of respiration.
To breathe easily again, as after a period of exertion.