respirable[res′pər ə bəl, ri spīr′ə bəl]
- that is fit to be breathed
- that can respire; capable of breathing
Origin of respirableFrench ; from Late Latin respirabilis
- Fit for breathing: respirable air.
- Having characteristics, especially small size, that result in deposition in the lungs after inhalation: respirable particles.
- Capable of being metabolized by respiration: a respirable substrate.