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respire

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Biology
respirere‧spire /rɪˈspaɪə $ -ˈspaɪr/ verb [intransitive]  technical to breathe
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respireHowever, after dark the plants and algae stop producing oxygen and instead use it to respire.This assists the corals in the building of their skeletons, and releases oxygen which helps the corals respire.Plants photosynthesise during the day more rapidly than they respire at night.Terrestrial amphibians respire through their skin and to do this must keep it moist with mucus.However, many modern organisms respire without the aid of oxygen; that is, are anaerobic.
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Verb table
respire
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyrespire
he, she, itrespires
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyrespired
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave respired
he, she, ithas respired
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad respired
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill respire
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have respired
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam respiring
he, she, itis respiring
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you, we, theyare respiring
Past
I, he, she, itwas respiring
you, we, theywere respiring
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been respiring
he, she, ithas been respiring
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been respiring
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be respiring
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been respiring
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