Pronunciation: (ri-spīur'), [key]
—v., -spired, -spir•ing.
1. to inhale and exhale air for the purpose of maintaining life; breathe.
2. to breathe freely again, after anxiety, trouble, etc.
1. to breathe; inhale and exhale.
2. to exhale.
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