Definition of respirative in English:

respirative

Pronunciation /ˈrɛspɪrətɪv/ /rɪˈspɪrətɪv/

adjective

  • 1Respiratory.

    Now chiefly in English-language texts from non-English-speaking countries.

  • 2Biology
    Of or relating to the processes of oxygen transport, gas exchange, and aerobic respiration.

    Now chiefly in English-language texts from non-English-speaking countries.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in Guy de Chauliac's Grande Chirurgie. From post-classical Latin respirativus respiratory from classical Latin respīrāt-, past participial stem of respīrāre + -īvus.