Noun: breathing bree-dhing
Adjective: breathing bree-dhing
- The bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
- external respiration, respiration, ventilation
Verb: breathe breedh
- Passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination
"the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"; "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs";
- eupneic, eupnoeic
- Draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs
"I can breathe better when the air is clean";
- take a breath, respire, suspire
- Be alive
"Every creature that breathes"
- Impart as if by breathing
"He breathed new life into the old house"
- Allow the passage of air through
"Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
- Utter or tell
"not breathe a word"
- Manifest or evince
"She breathes the Christian spirit"
- Take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
- rest, catch one's breath, take a breather
- Reach full flavour 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"
- Expel (gases or odours)
- emit, pass off
Derived forms: breathings
See also: breathe in, breathe out, sweet-breathed
Type of: activity, be, bodily function, bodily process, body process, break, convey, discharge, eject, exhaust, exist, expel, express, give tongue to, instill, intermit, live, oxidate, oxidise [Brit], oxidize, pause, release, subsist, survive, transfuse, utter, verbalise [Brit], verbalize
Encyclopedia: Breathing Breathe Breathe, Stretch, Shake