Character 7
Hyphenation breathe
Pronunciations /bɹiːð/

Definitions and meanings of "Breathe"

What do we mean by breathe?

To inhale and exhale air using the lungs. intransitive verb

To inhale air or another gas. intransitive verb

To exhale air or another gas. intransitive verb

To exchange gases as part of respiration or photosynthesis. intransitive verb

To use air in combustion. intransitive verb

To be alive; live. intransitive verb

To pause to rest or regain breath. intransitive verb

To move or blow gently. intransitive verb

To allow air to pass through. intransitive verb

To be exhaled or emanated, as a fragrance. intransitive verb

To be manifested or suggested, as an idea or feeling. intransitive verb

To reach fullness of flavor and aroma through exposure to air. Used chiefly of wine. intransitive verb

To inhale and exhale (air or a gas such as oxygen) during respiration. intransitive verb

To inhale (an aroma, for example). intransitive verb

To exhale or blow out. intransitive verb

To take in or exchange (air or gases). intransitive verb

To impart or instill. intransitive verb

To utter, especially quietly. intransitive verb

To draw air into (inhale), and expel air from (exhale), the lungs in order to extract oxygen and excrete waste gases.

To take in needed gases and expel waste gases in a similar way.

To inhale (a gas) to sustain life.

To live.

To draw something into the lungs.

To expel air from the lungs, exhale.

To exhale or expel (something) in the manner of breath.

To give an impression of, to exude.

To whisper quietly.

To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to emanate; to blow gently.

To exchange gases with the environment.

To rest; to stop and catch one's breath.

To stop, to give (a horse) an opportunity to catch its breath.

To exercise; to tire by brisk exercise.

To passionately devote much of one's life to (an activity, etc.).

Synonyms and Antonyms for Breathe

The word "breathe" in example sentences

But the student should learn to inspire through the slightly open mouth, as to breathe through the nose in speaking, and especially in singing, is objectionable for several reasons which can be better explained later; so that the rule is to _breathe through the nose when not using the voice, and through the mouth when one does_. ❋ Wesley Mills (1881)

I count each time I press down, interrupting the count to insert the word breathe and then starting again. ❋ Md Meghan Maclean Weir (2011)

She pauses for a second, mouthing the word breathe to him. ❋ Kate Torgovnick (2008)

It would have been a sacrifice, defacing the sweet sign above the town hall's entry, but l'eau, just like the air we breathe, is a human right that should not rhyme with industry. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Clause A could apply to, as being unable to breathe is very uncomfortable and gets increasingly so very quickly, as any child swimming frantically to the surface of a pool after seeing how long he or she can sit on the bottom can attest. ❋ Unknown (2010)

"Haunting, lyrical, and remarkable ... fully realized characters who live and breathe from the page ... a five star offering from a first-time novelist." ❋ Unknown (2010)

All vegetables are living organisms, just about anything you eat, touch or breathe is a living organism. ❋ Unknown (2009)

There was one poor girl who had to have an oxygen tank on her back and breathe from a hole in the front of her neck, she added. ❋ Not A Sheep (2008)

On the other hand, letting the movie breathe is the key to knowing the subtleties of Kym and her family. ❋ Unknown (2008)

The air they breathe is finer than us mere mortals do. ❋ Unknown (2007)

Then of course I've been saying Indridason all wrong too and you've all been too polite to tell me, that funny second 'd' would seem to be a 'th' as in 'breathe' making it Indrithason but will stand corrected if any Icelanders or Helen Slavin drop by. ❋ Unknown (2006)

Cross Reference for Breathe

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