Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb respire

3 senses of respire

Sense 1
respire -- (breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety)
       => breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

Sense 2
respire -- (undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide)
       => undergo -- (pass through; "The chemical undergoes a sudden change"; "The fluid undergoes shear"; "undergo a strange sensation")

Sense 3
breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire -- (draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring")

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