1. As relating to each; particularly; as each belongs to each; as each refers to each in order; as, let each
man respectively perform his duty.
The impressions from the objects or the senses do mingle respectively every one with its kind.Bacon.
2. Relatively; not absolutely. [Obs.] Sir W. Raleigh.
3. Partially; with respect to private views. [Obs.]
4. With respect; regardfully. [Obs.] Shak.
(Re*spect"less) a. Having no respect; without regard; regardless.
Rather than againChapman.
Endure, respectless, their so moving cies.
Re*spect"less*ness, n. [R.] Shelton.
1. Respectful; as, a respectuous silence. [Obs.] Boyle.
2. Respectable. [Obs.] Knolles.
(Re*spell") v. t. To spell again.
(Re*sperse") v. t. [L. respersus, p. p. of respergere; pref. re- re- + spargere to srew, sprinkle.]
To sprinkle; to scatter. [Obs.] Jer. Taylor.
(Re*sper"sion) n. [L. respersio.] The act of sprinkling or scattering. [Obs.]
(Re*spir`a*bil"i*ty) n. [Cf. F. respirabilit.] The quality or state of being respirable; respirableness.
(Re*spir"a*ble) a. [Cf. F. respirable.] Suitable for being breathed; adapted for respiration.
(Res`pi*ra"tion) n. [L. respiratio: cf. F. respiration. See Respire.]
1. The act of respiring or breathing again, or catching one's breath.
2. Relief from toil or suffering: rest. [Obs.]
Till the dayMilton.
Appear of respiration to the just
And vengeance to the wicked.
3. Interval; intermission. [Obs.] Bp. Hall.
4. (Physiol.) The act of resping or breathing; the act of taking in and giving out air; the aggregate of
those processes bu which oxygen is introduced into the system, and carbon dioxide, or carbonic acid,
Respiration in the higher animals is divided into: (a) Internal respiration, or the interchange of oxygen
and carbonic acid between the cells of the body and the bathing them, which in one sense is a process
of nutrition. (b) External respiration, or the gaseous interchange taking place in the special respiratory
organs, the lungs. This constitutes respiration proper. Gamgee.