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Meaning of SUSPIRE

Pronunciation:  su'spIr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  2. [v]  heave or utter a sigh; breathe deeply and heavily; "She sighed sadly"
 

SUSPIRE is a 7 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: breathe, respire, take a breath
 
 See Also: breathe in, breathe out, choke, exhale, expire, hiccough, hiccup, hyperventilate, inhale, inspire, saw logs, saw wood, sigh, snore, suspire, wheeze, yawn

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Sus*pire"\, v. i. [L. suspirare to breathe out, to
    sigh; sub under + spirare to breathe: cf. F. souspirer, OF.
    souspirer.]
    To fetch a long, deep breath; to sigh; to breathe. --Shak.
    
          Fireflies that suspire In short, soft lapses of
          transported flame.                       --Mrs.
                                                   Browning.
    
    
  2. \Sus*pire"\, n. [Cf. L. suspirium.]
    A long, deep breath; a sigh. [Obs.]
    
    
 

 

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