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Noun: breath  breth
  1. The process of taking in and expelling air during breathing
    "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath"
  2. The air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration
    "his sour breath offended her"
  3. A short respite
    - breather [informal], breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time
  4. An indirect suggestion
    "not a breath of scandal ever touched her";
    - hint, intimation
  5. A slight movement of the air
    "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"
  6. A musical instrument in which the sound is produced by an enclosed column of air that is moved by bellows or the human breath
    - wind instrument, wind
  7. Air in the lungs, esp. as required to breath and function normally
    "the collision knocked the breath out of him";
    - wind

Derived forms: breaths

Type of: activity, air, bodily function, bodily process, body process, breathing out, breeze, exhalation, expiration, gentle wind, instrument, musical instrument, proffer, proposition, relief, respite, rest, rest period, suggestion, zephyr

Encyclopedia: Breath, Eyes, Memory