Definition of respirative in English:

respirative

adjective

  • 1Respiratory.

  • 2Biology. Of or relating to the processes of oxygen transport, gas exchange, and aerobic respiration.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From post-classical Latin respirativus respiratory from classical Latin respīrāt-, past participial stem of respīrāre + -īvus.

Pronunciation

respirative

/ˈrɛspɪrətɪv//rɪˈspɪrətɪv/