suspiration

suspiration

[suhs-puh-rey-shuhn]
noun
a long, deep sigh.

Origin:
1475–85; < Latin suspīrātiōn- (stem of suspīrātiō), equivalent to suspīrāt(us) (past participle of suspīrāre to suspire) + -iōn- -ion

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suspire (səˈspaɪə)
 
vb
1.  to sigh or utter with a sigh; yearn
2.  (intr) to breathe; respire
 
[C15: from Latin suspīrāre to take a deep breath, from sub- + spīrāre to breathe]
 
suspiration
 
n

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