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Essential life process where oxygen reacts with glucose from the food that you eat to provide your body with energy. The two by-products of this process are carbon dioxide, which is exhaled along with the rest of the harmless gases that entered your lungs but did not diffuse into your blood, and water.

Not to be confused with breathing, which is how the oxygen enters the body.
If you cannot breathe, oxygen cannot enter your lungs and therefore cannot diffuse into your blood. With no oxygen your cells cannot respire and will therefore die.

Respiration:

Oxygen + Glucose -> Energy + Carbon Dioxide + Water
by Jonny3 September 07, 2006
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Jul 26 Word of the Day
Noun: a friend who is usually only called upon by a friend when a more primary/prominent friend is unavailable.

Taken from the term β€œsecond string” in an athletic competition situation. In football, if the star quarterback gets injured during a play, the second string is called off the bench to replace him/her. A β€œSecond String Friend” is essentially benched until needed, if ever.

Synonyms: Plan B, Second Choice, Secondary Friend, Benched Until Needed
I got a call from X the other night. She had an extra ticket to a concert she bought for a friend, but they couldn’t make it so she called me to ask if I wanted to go because I am her Second String Friend.
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