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breathing

 
Adjective breathing has 1 sense
  1. breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic - passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination; "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"; "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
    Antonyms: breathless, dyspneic, dyspnoeic, dyspneal, dyspnoeal, asphyxiating, smothering, suffocating, suffocative, blown, gasping, out of breath, panting, pursy, short-winded, winded
Noun breathing has 1 sense
  1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
    --1 is a kind of bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity
    --1 has parts:
     exhalation, expiration, breathing out; inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, breathing in
    --1 has particulars:
     artificial respiration; abdominal breathing; eupnea, eupnoea; hyperpnea; hypopnea; hyperventilation; panting, heaving; periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respiration; smoke, smoking; snore, snoring, stertor; snuffle, sniffle, snivel; wheeze; second wind
    Derived forms: verb breathe7, verb breathe1
Verb breathe has 9 senses
  1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire - draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
    Derived forms: noun breather2, noun breathing1
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s
    Somebody ----s something
  2. breathe - be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
    --2 is one way to
    exist, survive, live, subsist
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
  3. breathe - impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
    --3 is one way to
    instill, transfuse
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something PP
  4. breathe - allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
    --4 is one way to
    be
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  5. breathe - utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
    --5 is one way to
    express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  6. breathe - manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
    --6 is one way to
    convey, impart
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
    Somebody ----s something to somebody
  7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather - take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
    --7 is one way to pause, intermit, break
    Derived forms: noun breather1, noun breathing1
    Sample sentence:
    Sam and Sue breathe
  8. breathe - reach full flavor by absorbing air and being let to stand after having been uncorked; "This rare Bordeaux must be allowed to breathe for at least 2 hours"
    --8 is one way to
    oxidize, oxidise, oxidate
    Sample sentence:
    Something ----s
  9. emit, breathe, pass off - expel (gases or odors)
    --9 is one way to discharge, expel, eject, release
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Something ----s something
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