respiratory etymology

English word respiratory comes from English -atory, English respire

Detailed word origin of respiratory

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-atory English (eng) Forms adjectives of, relating to, or connected with the thing specified. Forms nouns that represent things or places where a specified activity takes place.
respire English (eng) (obsolete) Rest, respite. (intransitive) To breathe in and out; to engage in the process of respiration.. (intransitive) To recover one's breath or breathe easily following stress.. (transitive) To (inhale and) exhale; to breathe.
respiratory English (eng) Relating to respiration; breathing.

Words with the same origin as respiratory

Descendants of -atory
conservatory lab laboratory lavatory mandatory observatory purgatory