• persons in bed wearing respirators
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  • WordNet 3.6
    • v respire draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs "I can breathe better when the air is clean","The patient is respiring"
    • v respire undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
    • v respire breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
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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.
    • Respire To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to breathe. "A native of the land where I respire The clear air for a while."
    • Respire To breathe out; to exhale.
    • Respire (Physiol) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of maintaining the vitality of the blood.
    • Respire To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment. "Here leave me to respire .""From the mountains where I now respire ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • respire To breathe again; hence, to rest or enjoy relief after toil or suffering.
    • respire To breathe; inhale air into the lungs and exhale it, for the purpose of maintaining animal life; henee, to live.
    • respire To breathe in and out, as air; inhale and exhale; breathe.
    • respire To exhale; breathe out; send out in exhalations.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Respire rē-spīr′ to breathe again and again: to breathe: to take rest
    • v.t Respire to breathe out—in the higher animals there is an absorption of oxygen and a discharge of carbonic acid, also in plants
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. respirare, respiratum,; pref. re-, re- + spirare, to breathe: cf. F. respirer,. See Spirit


In literature:

With what eagerness did I run every morning at sunrise to respire the perfumed air in the peristyle!
"The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau, Complete" by Jean Jacques Rousseau
He laughed, and seemed to respire more air into his broad chest.
"Cinq Mars, Complete" by Alfred de Vigny
The rubbing, the movements, the artificial respiration had to be kept up for another full hour.
"The Malady of the Century" by Max Nordau
We see, that it has no longer circulation, respiration, digestion, speech, or thought.
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
In their respirators, which have a large snout in front, they looked like some horrible nightmare.
"Over The Top" by Arthur Guy Empey
It is uninflammable, and does not support combustion or animal respiration.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 288" by Various
He was thinner than before, and his eyes were red and his respiration difficult.
"The Christian A Story" by Hall Caine
Respiration soon became deeper and more regular, while the pulse gradually returned at the wrist.
"Scientific American Supplement No. 299" by Various
During hibernation their respiration ceases almost entirely, and only the most careful use of a stethoscope can reveal it.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 324, March 18, 1882" by Various
We have soared into a high atmosphere all this day, and I hope my respiration will get used to it in time.
"Lord Kilgobbin" by Charles Lever
I at once used friction and irritants, and in an hour and a half the respiration increased.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 497, July 11, 1885" by Various
A warm sweat moistened his fingers; his palm was fanned by steady respiration.
"The Black Bag" by Louis Joseph Vance
Now that, not my apology, but my defence is made, I feel my soul respire more easily.
"The Letters of Robert Burns" by Robert Burns
After some time, the quiet and regular respiration of the breath announced that the invalid had fallen into tranquil slumber.
"Philothea" by Lydia Maria Child
That this change is dependent upon respiration has been fully proved by experiment.
"A Treatise on Physiology and Hygiene" by Joseph Chrisman Hutchison
Francis lay near the fire, his eyes closed, his respirations long and easy.
"A Gentleman Player" by Robert Neilson Stephens
How is air necessary for respiration obtained?
"A Guide for the Study of Animals" by Worrallo Whitney
Similar is the indication of the respiration.
"The Color Line" by William Benjamin Smith
The first and most important thing is to start artificial respiration without delay.
"Manual for Noncommissioned Officers and Privates of Cavalry of the Army" by U. S. War Department
The Mechanics of Respiration.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter

In poetry:

Si se turba medroso en la alta noche
Tu corazon,
Al sentir en tus labios un aliento
Sabe que, aunque invisible, al lado tuyo
Respire yo.
"Rimas XVI" by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer
XI. Such was the time, and such the place,
The bard respir'd his song of woe,
To those, who had of Erin's race
Surviv'd their freedom's vital blow.
"The Irish Harp" by Sydney Owenson
VIII. But when the sympathetic touch
Calls forth the magic of its wires,
How soft, how tender is the strain
Each trembling, thrilling, chord respires!
"The Drawing Room" by Sydney Owenson
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

In news:

17 short videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.
The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has posted a series of 17 short videos to help workers learn about the proper use of respirators on the job.
Etta James' manager says the terminally ill blues singer is breathing on her own after being taken off a respirator .
The 9000 reusable full-face respirator from Moldex-Metric, Culver City, Calif, has won the OH&S 2011 New Product of the Year Award.
Foss Manufacturing's Fosshield Antimicrobial Technology is now available to the commercial market and has been selected by Nexera Medical as the antibacterial technology in its new SpectraShield 9500 Surgical N95 Respirator Mask.
The respirator slowly pumps air in and out of the footb...
The survey collected data on the types of respiratory protection used by workers at an establishment, types of respirator fit tests performed, and presence of substances that prompted the decision to use respiratory protection.
NIOSH issued the first two certificates of approval for air-purifying escape respirators (APER) with chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) protection.
Respirators With Air Conditioning.
Several technical articles have addressed respiratory diseases associated with welding activities and when a respirator should be used to help prevent these diseases.
But the doctors argued against treating Mrs Wanglie because they said that her condition was hopeless and that respirators were not meant for prolonging life in such cases.
The terminally ill Queens woman who last week won a pitched legal battle against her parents giving her the right to die has decided to stay on her respirator after.
Workers hired to do cleanup in NYCHA buildings lack safety gear like respirators.
Some were on respirators operating on battery power.
She is on a respirator.

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