irrespirable


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Related to irrespirable: irreparable, inseparable

ir·re·spir·a·ble

(ir're-spīr'ă-bĕl),
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.

ir·re·spir·a·ble

(ir're-spīr'ă-bĕl)
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.
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Henceforth this vigilance had manifold aims: to detect irrespirable gases and particularly `airs,' and to discern and describe hitherto imperceptible viruses, miasmas, and poisons.
Le texte parait s'enfoncer dans un ocean de pleurs, plonger dans le vide irrespirable.
L'air etait irrespirable avant-hier samedi a Moscou faisant fuir de nombreux habitants alors que plusieurs vols ont ete annules en raison de la fumee due aux feux de tourbieres qui menacent une base militaire et contre lesquels les autorites ont decide de lutter 24 heures sur 24.
L'air de la ville de Casablanca est par endroits irrespirable.