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Definition of Respiration


  1. The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
  2. Relief from toil or suffering: rest.
  3. Interval; intermission.
  4. The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid, removed.

Respiration Quotations

Entering a novel is like going on a climb in the mountains: You have to learn the rhythms of respiration - acquire the pace. Otherwise you stop right away.
Umberto Eco

The mind and the body are inextricably entwined, and rarely are their inseparability clearer than when we're under some kind of mental pressure. The moment we start trying to learn a new skill, make a decision or otherwise think on our feet, our nervous system reacts - with accelerated pulse rate, increased respiration, even sweating.
Jeffrey Kluger

Breathing air is a liberating experience. It freed our ancestors from the constraints of staying wet or having to remain within easy reach of water for refuge, respiration or reproduction. But the biggest change it made in our lives was to expose us to a whole new range of sensory experience.
Lyall Watson

But we need to quit taxing people upon death. No taxation without respiration.
Steve King

He said it was artificial respiration, but now I find I am to have his child.
Anthony Burgess
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Respiration Translations

respiration in Dutch is ademhaling
respiration in German is Atmung {f}
respiration in Latin is respiratio
respiration in Swedish is andning