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Pronunciation:  'brethlis

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  appearing dead; not breathing or having no perceptible pulse; "an inanimate body"; "pulseless and dead"
  2. [adj]  not breathing or able to breathe except with difficulty; "breathless at thought of what I had done"; "breathless from running"; "followed the match with breathless interest"
  3. [adj]  tending to cause suspension of regular breathing; "a breathless flight"; "breathtaking adventure"

BREATHLESS is a 10 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: asphyxiating, blown, breathtaking, choking, dead, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic, exciting, gasping, inanimate, out of breath(p), panting, pulseless, pursy, short-winded, smothering, suffocating, suffocative, winded
 Antonyms: breathing, eupneic, eupnoeic
 See Also: unventilated



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Breath"less\ (br[e^]th"l[e^]s), a.
1. Spent with labor or violent action; out of breath.

2. Not breathing; holding the breath, on account of fear,
   expectation, or intense interest; attended with a holding
   of the breath; as, breathless attention.

         But breathless, as we grow when feeling most.

3. Dead; as, a breathless body.

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