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  Definition of breathing
  1. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  2. 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"
Similar Words: external respiration, respiration, ventilation, eupneic, eupnoeic

 

Hyponyms: artificial respiration, abdominal breathing, eupnea, eupnoea, hyperpnea, hypopnea, hyperventilation, panting, heaving, periodic breathing, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, smoke, smoking, snore, snoring, stertor, snuffle, sniffle, snivel, wheeze, second wind

 

Derivational Morphology: respire, breathe, take a breath, suspire, rest, catch one's breath, take a breather

 

 
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