Word Parts: spir

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This is a word part from Latin that is used in many English words; the word part is defined and followed by five examples of English words that are built from it.

spir

Latin--breathe

conspire

verb--to plan or act together secretly; to combine ot work together for purpose or effect

expire

verb--to breathe out; to breathe one's last breath; die (the "x" sound fills in for the "s"

respirator

noun--a device worn over the mouth or nose to avoid inhaling harmful substances; an apparatus for artificial breathing

aspiration

noun--a strong desire or ambition

perspiration

noun--the act of giving forth through the pores of the skin

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