expiratory expiratory  /ɪk ˈspaɪ rə ˌtɔ ri/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) of or relating to the breathing out phase of respiration

Usage(s):

  1. Neither the modern mass audience for art, nor the elevation of the artist as a secular saint, nor the undercurrent of faith in the expiratory powers of self-sacrificial genius .
  2. The (humorless) physiologist describes laughter as spasmodic, rhythmic, vocalized, expiratory and, when due to tickling, involuntary: Those studying the neural pathways of what is .
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