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Latin Spirare

The words respiration and inspiration have the same Latin root, spirare, which means “to breathe.” The word conspire has the same Latin etymological root. But what does conspiring have to do with breathing? The source of this term is...

terminal wean

terminal wean n. the intentional reduction of medical life-support, especially mechanical or supplemental respiration, that permits a patient to die. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)