suspire

suspire

[suh-spahyuhr]
verb (used without object), suspired, suspiring.
1.
to sigh.
2.
to breathe.
verb (used with object), suspired, suspiring.
3.
to sigh; utter with long, sighing breaths.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin suspīrāre, equivalent to su- su- + spīrāre to breathe

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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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suspire
mid-15c., from L. suspirare "to draw a deep breath, sigh," from sub "under" + spirare "to breathe" (see spirit).
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