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
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"
3. breathe - verb
· be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
4. breathe - verb
· impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
5. breathe - verb
· allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
6. breathe - verb
· utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
7. breathe - verb
· manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
8. breathe - verb
· take a short break from one's activities in order to relax
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"
10. breathe - verb
· expel (gases or odors)
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"
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