Definition of respirate in English:

respirate

Syllabification: res·pi·rate
Pronunciation: /ˈrespəˌrāt
 
/

verb

[with object] Medicine & Biology
Assist (a person or animal) to breathe by means of artificial respiration.
More example sentences
  • Both incidents happened during the day and although some equipment in the intensive care unit is linked to emergency batteries, a number of patients had to be respirated manually until full power could be restored.
  • However, in a case where even one injection of morphine might cause spontaneous respiration to cease, it is forbidden to administer this drug, even if he is in serious pain, unless the patient will be mechanically respirated.
  • The physician is therefore always striving to achieve adequate oxygenation of the artificially respirated patient using the lowest possible inspiratory oxygen concentration.

Origin

mid 17th century: back-formation from respiration.

Definition of respirate in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day hubris
Pronunciation: ˈhjuːbrɪs
noun
excessive pride or self-confidence