RESPI'RE, verb intransitive [Latin respiro; re and spiro, to breathe.]
1. To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs and exhale it, for the purpose of maintaining animal life.
2. To catch breath.
3. To rest; to take rest from toil.
RESPI'RE, verb transitive To exhale; to breathe out; to send out in exhalations.