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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.