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NOUN (1)

1. the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation;
[syn: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. passing or able to pass air in and out of the lungs normally; sometimes used in combination;
- Example: "the boy was disappointed to find only skeletons instead of living breathing dinosaurs"
- Example: "the heavy-breathing person on the telephone"
[syn: breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breathe \Breathe\ (br[=e][th]), v. i. [imp. & p. p. Breathed (br[=e][th]d); p. pr. & vb. n. Breathing.] [From Breath.] [1913 Webster] 1. To respire; to inhale and exhale air; hence;, to live. "I am in health, I breathe." --Shak. [1913 Webster] Breathes there a man with soul so dead Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land! --Sir W. Scott [The Lay of the Last Minstrel]. [1913 Webster +PJC] 2. To take breath; to rest from action. [1913 Webster] Well! breathe awhile, and then to it again! --Shak. [1913 Webster] 3. To pass like breath; noiselessly or gently; to exhale; to emanate; to blow gently. [1913 Webster] The air breathes upon us here most sweetly. --Shak. [1913 Webster] There breathes a living fragrance from the shore. --Byron. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Breathing \Breath"ing\, n. 1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air. [1913 Webster] Subject to a difficulty of breathing. --Melmoth. [1913 Webster] 2. Air in gentle motion. [1913 Webster] 3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the breathings of the Spirit. [1913 Webster] 4. Aspiration; secret prayer. "Earnest desires and breathings after that blessed state." --Tillotson. [1913 Webster] 5. Exercising; promotion of respiration. [1913 Webster] Here is a lady that wants breathing too; And I have heard, you knights of Tyre Are excellent in making ladies trip. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 6. Utterance; communication or publicity by words. [1913 Webster] I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 7. Breathing place; vent. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] 8. Stop; pause; delay. [1913 Webster] You shake the head at so long a breathing. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 9. Also, in a wider sense, the sound caused by the friction of the outgoing breath in the throat, mouth, etc., when the glottis is wide open; aspiration; the sound expressed by the letter h. [1913 Webster] 10. (Gr. Gram.) A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence. See Rough breathing, Smooth breathing, below. [1913 Webster] Breathing place. (a) A pause. "That c[ae]sura, or breathing place, in the midst of the verse." --Sir P. Sidney. (b) A vent. Breathing time, pause; relaxation. --Bp. Hall. Breathing while, time sufficient for drawing breath; a short time. --Shak. Rough breathing (spiritus asper) ([spasp]). See 2d Asper, n. Smooth breathing (spiritus lenis), a mark (') indicating the absence of the sound of h, as in 'ie`nai (ienai). [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

breathing adj 1: 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" [syn: breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic] [ant: breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic] n 1: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation [syn: breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation]