What does the word respiration mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Breathing.

Usage examples for respiration

  1. As for the mammalia, all experiments on the heart and on the respiration necessary in a course of lectures on physiology are admirably carried out on an animal rendered completely insensible. – The Pros and Cons of Vivisection by Charles Richet Commentator: W. D. Halliburton
  2. He struck the earth heavily, and lay there almost insensible, while the vanquished plane fell sideways, striking wall and ground, then, with a last respiration not unlike that of its master, it lay still, a wreck for the time being. – Our Pilots in the Air by Captain William B. Perry
  3. To add to their distress, the air was filled for several days with thick clouds of earthy particles and cinders, which blinded the men, and made respiration exceedingly difficult. – History-of-the-Conquest-of-Peru-with-a-preliminary-view-of-the-civilization-of-the-Incas by Prescott, William Hickling