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Pronunciation: ir're-spir'a-bel


  1. Incapable of being inhaled because of irritation to the airway, resulting in breath-holding.
  2. Denoting a gas or vapor either poisonous or containing insufficient oxygen.
  3. Denoting an aerosol composed of particles with aerodynamic size larger than 10 µ.
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