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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n respirator a protective mask with a filter; protects the face and lungs against poisonous gases
    • n respirator a breathing device for administering long-term artificial respiration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In turtles, the colon(intestine) is also used for respiration, as it takes in oxygen. Thats how they stay underwater for so long.
    • n Respirator A divice of gauze or wire, covering the mouth or nose, to prevent the inhalation of noxious substances, as dust or smoke. Being warmed by the breath, it tempers cold air passing through it, and may also be used for the inhalation of medicated vapors.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n respirator An instrument for breathing through, fitted to cover the mouth, or the nose and mouth, over which it is secured by proper bandages or other appliances. It is mostly used to exclude the passage into the lungs of cold air, smoke, dust, and other noxious substances, especially by persons having delicate chests, by firemen, cutlers, grinders, and the like, and by divers in operations under water. Respirators for persons with weak lungs have several plies of fine gauze made of highly heat-conducting metal, which warms the air as it passes through. See aerophore.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Respirator a network of fine wire for respiring or breathing through
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. respirateur,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.,—L. respirārere-, sig. repetition, spirāre, -ātum, to breathe.


In literature:

His pale face had recovered its usual expression; and his respiration was free and regular.
"The Clique of Gold" by Emile Gaboriau
For each respiration I made, I could hear an answering breath.
"The House on the Borderland" by William Hope Hodgson
There was not the slightest stir of respiration.
"Carmilla" by J. Sheridan LeFanu
My respiration has been much impeded, and much blood has been taken away.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 4 (of 6)" by Boswell
The respirations become irregular, and there is a sense of oppression in his chest.
"A Practical Physiology" by Albert F. Blaisdell
It is quite injurious to free respiration.
"The Young Mother" by William A. Alcott
For sixty minutes its deep hush was unbroken; the even respiration of the girl made no sound, she rested without tossing, without moving a finger.
"Red Masquerade" by Louis Joseph Vance
The thick smoke which issues from these torches, in a narrow subterranean passage, hurts the eyes and obstructs the respiration.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
From these experiments the pupils have seen that the life-sustaining quality of the air is used up by combustion and respiration.
"Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf" by Jane H. Newell
The rest passes off in evaporation, respiration and the like.
"The Essays of Arthur Schopenhauer; Religion, A Dialogue, Etc." by Arthur Schopenhauer
The first and most important thing is to start artificial respiration without delay.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Infantry of the" by War Department
The two nostrils serve at once both for the respiration and smell.
"The Existence of God" by Francois de Salignac de La Mothe- Fenelon
A respirator was an excellent thing.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 156, March 12, 1919" by Various
On examination I found the pulse was 120, the respirations 100, and the thermometer 106 deg.
"Diseases of the Horse's Foot" by Harry Caulton Reeks
We place respiration and silence under the same head because of their affinity, for respiration may often be accounted silence.
"Delsarte System of Oratory" by Various
The whole body is full of pores, and hence respiration takes place over the whole frame.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
After breakfast, round to count pulses & respirations, note condition, dress any wound, in charge, etc.
"The Letters of Anne Gilchrist and Walt Whitman" by Walt Whitman
She moved with noiseless step and suppressed respiration until she stood over the couch of the wounded youth.
"The Cavaliers of Virginia, vol. 1 of 2" by William A. Caruthers
Now, the important part that nitrogen plays is to moderate the action of the oxygen in respiration.
"In Search of a Son" by William Shepard Walsh
There is great thirst, difficulty of swallowing, and impeded respiration.
"Memoranda on Poisons" by Thomas Hawkes Tanner

In poetry:

A languid atmosphere, a lazy breeze,
With labored respiration, moves the wheat
From distant reaches, till the golden seas
Break in crisp whispers at my feet.
"A Summer Afternoon" by James Whitcomb Riley
He hears them breathing, softly, fearfully,
Honey-sweet ruminations, slow respired:
Then a sharp hiss breaks time and melody--
Spittle indrawn, old kisses new-desired.
"The Louse-Hunters" by Aldous Huxley
A few small spires, to Gothic fancy fair,
Amid the shades emerging, struck the view;
'Twas here his youth respired its earliest air;
'Twas here his age breathed out its last adieu.
"Elegy XV. In Memory of a Private Family in Worcestershire" by William Shenstone
II. Then take it—but oh! still be present the while,
When another that lay shall respire;
For at least I have felt 'tis the spell of thy smile
That alone can the songstress inspire.
"Fragment IX." by Sydney Owenson
Yet, haply lest I check the mounting fire,
O friends, that in your revelry appears!
With you I'll breathe the air which ye respire,
And, smiling, hide my melancholy lyre
When it is wet with tears.
"Regret" by Victor Marie Hugo
IX. Till warm'd by a kindness endearing , as dear ,
A wild, artless, song was respir'd for thee;
'Twas a national lay! and oh! when shall the tear
Which was shed o'er that song, be forgotten by me.
"To Mrs. Lefanue" by Sydney Owenson

In news:

While a healthy jog gets the horse's respiration up and warms up its legs, it also serves as a checkpoint for the driver.
Respirator Use and Practices in the Food and Kindred Products Manufacturing Establishments.
In 2001, the Survey of Respirator Use and Practices gathered information on respirator use from 40,002 randomly selected US establishments.
Merita Selmani, a stylist, and her client, using respirators during a Lasio hair treatment at Mark Garrison Salon in Manhattan.
It seems like Respiration, the monthly Lansing hip-hop show, has been around forever.
Respiration is perhaps the most important of all movement patterns.
Emergency respirator now protects against CO. An emergency device such as an escape mask has a single, critical function.
Chi-Keng Wu, Pau-Choo (Julia) Chung, Chi-Jen Wang, "Representative Segment -based Emotion Analysis and Classification with Automatic Respiration Signal Segmentation ," IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing, vol 99, no.
New federal rules tightening workplace exposure limits and other requirements involving respirable crystalline silica are expected soon, likely bringing major changes for the coatings industry.
Water pipes, cigarettes affect respiration similarly .
In 2001, the "Survey of Respirator Use and Practices" gathered information on respirator use from 40,000 randomly selected US establishments.
Two hours later, though, he had three: his temperature had risen to 102, his pulse was 131 and his respiration rate was 22.
We need to replace water lost through respiration, sweat and elimination.
As bacteria in the test sample multiply and respire, they consume oxygen.
At Ga port, river respirators to help fish breathe .

In science:

Gomez, Airway pressure alters wavelet fractal dynamics and short-range dependence of respiratory variability, Respir.
Generalized Whittle-Mat$\acute{\text{E}}$rn random field as a model of correlated fluctuations
Biology by St. Reece and D.G. Noguera (2009)). For instance, electron tunneling has been observed in cellular respiration (Gray and Winkler, 2003) and electron transport along DNA has been shown by Winkler et al. (2005).
Randomness and Multi-level Interactions in Biology
ATP is produced during cellular respiration and photosynthesis.
Students' Interdisciplinary Reasoning about "High-Energy Bonds" and ATP
For example, phonation only comes into perspective when connected with respiration; the articulators affect resonance (e.g., chest voice or head voice); the resonators affect the vocal folds; the vocal folds affect breath control; and so forth.
Music in Terms of Science