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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The process by which a living thing takes in oxygen from the air or water and gives off carbon dioxide; breathing.

Usage examples (36)
  • Fast tempos invariably raise your pulse, respiration, and blood pressure; slow music lowers them.
  • Even the girl's breathing was poorly acted, and that's the first time I have seen a failure in "respiration" acting.
  • The word respiration comes from the root respirare, which means to re-spirit.
  • Early respiration is based on the assumption that stromatolites represent fossils of bacteria, instead of an artifact. for more
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