noun (wikipedia, respiration (physiology))
- the process of inhaling and exhaling; breathing, breath
- any similar process, in organisms that lack lungs, that exchanges gases with its environment
- the process by which cells obtain chemical energy by the consumption of oxygen and the release of carbon dioxide
Etymology: respiracioun, from respiratio, from respirare.
- Dutch: ademhaling
- German: Atmung
- Spanish: respiración
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