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Meaning of BREATHING

Pronunciation:  'breedhing

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
  2. [adj]  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"
 

BREATHING is a 9 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: breathed, eupneic, eupnoeic, exhaling, external respiration, huffing, inhaling, puffing, puffy, respiration, snoring, snorting, ventilation
 
 Antonyms: breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic
 
 See Also: abdominal breathing, activity, artificial respiration, aspiration, bodily function, bodily process, body process, breathing in, breathing out, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, eupnea, eupnoea, exhalation, expiration, heaving, hyperpnea, hyperventilation, hypopnea, inhalation, inspiration, panting, periodic breathing, second wind, smoke, smoking, sniffle, snivel, snore, snoring, snuffle, stertor, wheeze

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Breath"ing\, n.
1. Respiration; the act of inhaling and exhaling air.

         Subject to a difficulty of breathing. --Melmoth.

2. Air in gentle motion.

3. Any gentle influence or operation; inspiration; as, the
   breathings of the Spirit.

4. Aspiration; secret prayer. ``Earnest desires and
   breathings after that blessed state.'' --Tillotson.

5. Exercising; promotion of respiration.

         Here is a lady that wants breathing too; And I have
         heard, you knights of Tyre Are excellent in making
         ladies trip.                          --Shak.

6. Utterance; communication or publicity by words.

         I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose. --Shak.

7. Breathing place; vent. --Dryden.

8. Stop; pause; delay.

         You shake the head at so long a breathing. --Shak.

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.



10. (Gr. Gram.) A mark to indicate aspiration or its absence.
    See {Rough breathing}, {Smooth breathing}, below.

{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).



 

 

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