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Meaning & Definition of Respiration in English

English

Respiration

/rɛspəreʃən/

noun

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
    synonym:
  • respiration
  • ,
  • internal respiration
  • ,
  • cellular respiration

2. A single complete act of breathing in and out

  • "Thirty respirations per minute"
    synonym:
  • respiration

3. The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation

  • The process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    synonym:
  • breathing
  • ,
  • external respiration
  • ,
  • respiration
  • ,
  • ventilation