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  Definition of breathe
  1. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  2. expel (gases or odors)
  3. 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"
  4. take a short break from one''s activities in order to relax
  5. manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
  6. utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
  7. impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
  8. be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
  9. allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
Similar Words: take a breath, respire, suspire, emit, pass off, rest, catch one's breath, take a breather

 

See Also: exhale, expire, breathe out, inhale, inspire, breathe in

 

Hyponyms: respire, choke, hyperventilate, hiccup, hiccough, sigh, suspire, exhale, expire, breathe out, inhale, inspire, breathe in, wheeze, yawn, snore, saw wood, saw logs, burp, bubble, belch, eruct, force out, give forth, emanate, radiate

 

Grouped Verbs: respire

 

Entailments: inhale, inspire, breathe in, exhale, expire, breathe out

 

Derivational Morphology: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation, respirator, inhalator, snorkel, schnorkel, schnorchel, snorkel breather, breather, emission, emanation, breath, breathing place, breathing space, breathing spell, breathing time, respite, rest, relief, rest period, rester

 

Anagrams: Herbart

 

 
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