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Definitions and Synonyms of respiration | Another word for respiration | What is respiration?

Definition 1: the metabolic processes whereby certain organisms obtain energy from organic molecules; processes that take place in the cells and tissues during which energy is released and carbon dioxide is produced and absorbed by the blood to be transported to the lungs - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for respiration in the sense of this definition

(respiration is a kind of ...) the organic processes (in a cell or organism) that are necessary for life

Definition 2: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for respiration in the sense of this definition

(respiration is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

(... is a kind of respiration ) the return of relatively easy breathing after initial exhaustion during continuous exertion

(... is a kind of respiration ) breathing with a husky or whistling sound

(... is a kind of respiration ) the act of breathing heavily through the nose (as when the nose is congested)

(... is a kind of respiration ) the act of snoring or producing a snoring sound

(... is a kind of respiration ) the act of smoking tobacco or other substances

"he went outside for a smoke" "smoking stinks"

(... is a kind of respiration ) abnormal respiration in which periods of shallow and deep breathing alternate

(... is a kind of respiration ) breathing heavily (as after exertion)

(... is a kind of respiration ) an increased depth and rate of breathing greater than demanded by the body needs; can cause dizziness and tingling of the fingers and toes and chest pain if continued

(... is a kind of respiration ) slow or shallow breathing

(... is a kind of respiration ) energetic (deep and rapid) respiration that occurs normally after exercise or abnormally with fever or various disorders

(... is a kind of respiration ) normal relaxed breathing

(... is a kind of respiration ) breathing in which most of the respiratory effort is done by the abdominal muscles

"abdominal breathing is practiced by singers"

(... is a kind of respiration ) an emergency procedure whereby breathing is maintained artificially

(respiration is a part of ...) the act of expelling air from the lungs

(respiration is a part of ...) the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing

Definition 3: a single complete act of breathing in and out - [noun denoting act]

Samples where respiration or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • thirty respirations per minute

(respiration is a kind of ...) an organic process that takes place in the body

"respiratory activity"

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