Definition of respiration :
1. Interval; intermission.
2. Relief from toil or suffering: rest.
3. 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.
4. The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
- You can hear the stertorous breathing of an apoplectic stockbroker, the short panting respiration of some eager speculator- the rest is silence. - "Charlotte's Inheritance", M. E. Braddon.
- As soon as the rescued man was placed on this, the bearers started at a quick pace for the life- saving station, and artificial respiration was begun. - "The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers", Francis Rolt-Wheeler.
- This " breathing by the cells" is, therefore, the final and essential act of respiration. - "Physiology and Hygiene for Secondary Schools", Francis M. Walters, A.M..