American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2

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Author: Noah Webster

Respiration

RESPIRA’TION, n. [L. respiratio.]

1. The act of breathing; the act of inhaling air into the lungs and again exhaling or expelling it, by which animal life is supported. The respiration of fishes, [for these cannot live long without air,] appears to be performed by the air contained in the water acting on the gills.

2. Relief from toil.

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Chicago: Noah Webster Jr., "Respiration," American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2 (New York: S. Converse, 1828), Original Sources, accessed August 15, 2022, http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ANGDXRNQPEDFMH.

MLA: Webster, Noah, Jr. "Respiration." American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, in An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, New York, S. Converse, 1828, Original Sources. 15 Aug. 2022. http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ANGDXRNQPEDFMH.

Harvard: Webster, N, 'Respiration' in American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2. cited in 1828, An American Dictionary of the English Language, Vol. 2, S. Converse, New York. Original Sources, retrieved 15 August 2022, from http://www.originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=5ANGDXRNQPEDFMH.