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verb (breathes, breathing, breathed)
  1. (intransitive) To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products.
  2. (intransitive) To exchange gases with the environment.
Garments made of
  • and similar new materials breathe well and keep the skin relatively dry during exercise.
    1. (intransitive) Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm.
...a child's peaceful breathing...
...the wind breathes through the trees...
  1. (intransitive) Figuratively, to live.
I will not allow it, as long as I still .
  1. (transitive) To repeately draw (something) into, and expel (that thing) from, the lungs.
Try not to too much smoke.
  1. (transitive) To whisper quietly.
He breathed the words into her ear, but she understood them all.
Etymology: See breath.


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