v. sigh, make a long sighing sound; breathe in, respire

English contemporary dictionary. 2014.

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  • Suspired — Sus*pired , a. Ardently desired or longed for; earnestly coveted. [Obs.] Sir H. Wotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • suspire — intransitive verb (suspired; suspiring) Etymology: Middle English, from Latin suspirare, from sub + spirare to breathe Date: 15th century to draw a long deep breath ; sigh …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • suspire — /seuh spuyeur /, v., suspired, suspiring. v.i. 1. to sigh. 2. to breathe. v.t. 3. to sigh; utter with long, sighing breaths. [1400 50; late ME < L suspirare, equiv. to su SU + spirare to breathe] * * * …   Universalium

  • suspire — /səˈspaɪə/ (say suh spuyuh) verb (i) (suspired, suspiring) Rare 1. to sigh. 2. to breathe. {Latin suspīrāre sigh} …   Australian English dictionary

  • suspire — [sə spīr′] vi. suspired, suspiring [ME suspiren < L suspirare, to breathe out < sub ,SUB + spirare: see SPIRIT] Rare to take a long, deep breath; esp., to sigh suspiration [sus΄pi rā′shən] n …   English World dictionary

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