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 for Respire
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Respire \Re*spire"\ (r?*sp?r), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Respired
     (-sp?rd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Respiring.] [L. respirare,
     respiratum; pref. re- re- + spirare to breathe: cf. F.
     respirer. See Spirit.]
     1. To take breath again; hence, to take rest or refreshment.
        --Spenser.
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              Here leave me to respire.             --Milton.
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              From the mountains where I now respire. --Byron.
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     2. (Physiol.) To breathe; to inhale air into the lungs, and
        exhale it from them, successively, for the purpose of
        maintaining the vitality of the blood.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Respire \Re*spire"\, v. t.
     1. To breathe in and out; to inspire and expire,, as air; to
        breathe.
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              A native of the land where I respire
              The clear air for a while.            --Byron.
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     2. To breathe out; to exhale. [R.] --B. Jonson.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  respire
      v 1: breathe easily again, as after exertion or anxiety
      2: undergo the biomedical and metabolic processes of respiration
         by taking up oxygen and producing carbon monoxide
      3: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe
         better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
         [syn: breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  38 Moby Thesaurus words for "respire":
     be alive, be animate, blow, breathe, breathe hard, breathe in,
     breathe out, cough, draw breath, exhale, exhaust, exist, expel,
     expire, fetch breath, gasp, gulp, hack, have life, hiccup, huff,
     inhale, inspire, live, live and breathe, pant, puff, sigh, sneeze,
     sniff, sniffle, snore, snort, snuff, snuffle, subsist,
     walk the earth, wheeze
  
  

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