Meaning of RESPIRATION in English

RESPIRATION

n. 1 a the act or an instance of breathing. b a single inspiration or expiration; a breath. 2 Biol. in living organisms, the process involving the release of energy and carbon dioxide from the oxidation of complex organic substances.

[ ME f. F respiration or L respiratio (as RESPIRE) ]

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