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Word Parts: spir

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.
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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