/in spuyeur"euh tawr'ee, -tohr'ee/, adj.
of or pertaining to inspiration or inhalation.
[1765-75; < L inspirat(us) ptp. of inspirare (see INSPIRE, -ATE1) + -ORY1]

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  • inspiratory — adjective Date: 1773 of, relating to, used for, or associated with inspiration …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • inspiratory — adjective Of or pertaining to inspiration (in all senses) …   Wiktionary

  • inspiratory — in·spir·a·to·ry || ɪn spaɪərÉ™tÉ”rɪ / trɪ adj. of inspiration, inspirational; characterized by inspiration; of inhalation …   English contemporary dictionary

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