Dictionary Results for breathing


1. breathing - noun

· the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Synonym(s): external_respiration, respiration, ventilation

Hypernym(s): bodily_process, body_process, bodily_function, activity




2. breathe - verb

· draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

Synonym(s): take_a_breath, respire, suspire




3. breathe - verb

· be alive; "Every creature that breathes"

Hypernym(s): exist, survive, live, subsist




4. breathe - verb

· impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"

Hypernym(s): instill, transfuse




5. breathe - verb

· allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

Hypernym(s): be




6. breathe - verb

· utter or tell; "not breathe a word"

Hypernym(s): express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give_tongue_to




7. breathe - verb

· manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"

Hypernym(s): convey




8. breathe - verb

· take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

Synonym(s): rest, catch_one%27s_breath, take_a_breather

Hypernym(s): pause, intermit, break




9. breathe - verb

· 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"

Hypernym(s): oxidize, oxidise, oxidate




10. breathe - verb

· expel (gases or odors)

Synonym(s): emit, pass_off

Hypernym(s): exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release




11. breathing - adjective

· 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"

Synonym(s): eupneic, eupnoeic

Antonym(s): breathless





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