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expiration
American English: /ˌɛkspəˈreɪʃ(ə)n/
British English: /ˌɛkspɪˈreɪʃ(ə)n/

Translation of expiration in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 uncountable and countable (Physiology)
    Example sentences
    • Ranging from full inspiration to full expiration, lung densities more than double.
    • When listening to normal respiration, inspiration composes approximately one-third of the respiratory cycle and expiration the remaining two-thirds.
    • It is generally held that during breathing at rest expiration is a mainly ‘passive’ process, although some activity in expiratory muscles may maintain the outflow of air.

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