Definition of respirant in English:

respirant

adjective

  • That breathes or respires. Now chiefly (of a gas or gases): used in or produced by respiratory gas exchange.

noun

  • 1A respirable substance; (originally) a food or substrate of cellular aerobic respiration; (later) a gas, especially air.

  • 2A person who or thing which breathes or respires.

Origin

Late 16th century (in an earlier sense). From classical Latin respīrant-, respīrāns, present participle of respīrāre respire.

Pronunciation

respirant

/ˈrɛspɪr(ə)nt/