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respiratory

res·pi·ra·to·ry

respiratory

 
pronunciation:
re sp r to ri
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part of speech: adjective
definition: having to do with or used in the act of breathing.
The lungs are part of the respiratory system.
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The word respiratory contains the following parts:
-ory, -atory2 Latin adjective-forming suffix that means serving to, pertaining to
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The suffix -ory , -atory2 attaches to Latin verb roots to form adjectives. Adjectives ending in "-atory " tend to have corresponding verbs ending in "-ate" (congratulatory: congratulate).