Meaning of RESPIRATION in English

RESPIRATION

/ ˌrespəˈreɪʃn; NAmE / noun

[ U ] ( formal ) the act of breathing :

Blood pressure and respiration are also recorded.

—see also artificial respiration

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WORD ORIGIN

late Middle English : from Latin respiratio(n-) , from respirare breathe out, from re- again + spirare breathe.

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