Definition of expiratory in English:

expiratory

adjective

  • Relating to the exhalation of air from the lungs.

    • ‘There are no recent published reference ranges available for inspiratory or expiratory airway resistance.’
    • ‘The increase in the utilization of inspiratory and expiratory reserve volumes with exercise facilitates airway clearance.’
    • ‘Although there was slight expiratory wheezing over both lungs, he was not coughing or visibly short of breath.’
    • ‘Dynamic lung volumes and expiratory flow were measured using incentive animation software.’
    • ‘In response to a delay in the opening of the expiratory valve, 45 patients increased the duration of neural expiratory time.’

Pronunciation:

expiratory

/ɛksˈpʌɪrət(ə)ri/