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Synonyms of breathing

Noun


1. breathing, external respiration, respiration, ventilation, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation

Verb


1. breathe, take a breath, respire, suspire

usage: draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"

2. breathe, exist, survive, live, subsist

usage: be alive; "Every creature that breathes"

3. breathe, instill, transfuse

usage: impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"

4. breathe, be

usage: allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"

5. breathe, express, verbalize, verbalise, utter, give tongue to

usage: utter or tell; "not breathe a word"

6. breathe, convey

usage: manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"

7. rest, breathe, catch one's breath, take a breather, pause, intermit, break

usage: take a short break from one's activities in order to relax

8. breathe, oxidize, oxidise, oxidate

usage: 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"

9. emit, breathe, pass off, exhaust, discharge, expel, eject, release

usage: expel (gases or odors)

Adjective


1. breathing (vs. breathless), eupneic, eupnoeic, sweet-breathed

usage: 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"

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