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Breath

Pronunciation: brĕth
n.1.The air inhaled and exhaled in respiration; air which, in the process of respiration, has parted with oxygen and has received carbonic acid, aqueous vapor, warmth, etc.
Melted as breath into the wind.
- Shak.
2.The act of breathing naturally or freely; the power or capacity to breathe freely; as, I am out of breath.
3.The power of respiration, and hence, life.
Thou takest away their breath, they die.
- Ps. civ. 29.
4.Time to breathe; respite; pause.
Give me some breath, some little pause.
- Shak.
5.A single respiration, or the time of making it; a single act; an instant.
He smiles and he frowns in a breath.
- Dryden.
6.Fig.: That which gives or strengthens life.
7.A single word; the slightest effort; a trifle.
A breath can make them, as a breath has made.
- Goldsmith.
8.A very slight breeze; air in gentle motion.
9.Fragrance; exhalation; odor; perfume.
The breath of flowers.
- Bacon.
10.Gentle exercise, causing a quicker respiration.
An after dinner's breath.
- Shak.
Out of breath
breathless, exhausted; breathing with difficulty.
Under one's breath
in low tones.
Noun1.Breathbreath - the process of taking in and expelling air during breathing; "he took a deep breath and dived into the pool"; "he was fighting to his last breath"
2.breath - the air that is inhaled and exhaled in respiration; "his sour breath offended her"
3.Breathbreath - a short respite
4.breath - an indirect suggestion; "not a breath of scandal ever touched her"
Synonyms: hint, intimation
5.breath - a slight movement of the air; "there wasn't a breath of air in the room"

BREATH, med. juris. The air expelled from the chest at each expiration.
     2. Breathing, though a usual sign of life, is not conclusive that a child was wholly born alive, as breathing may take place before the whole delivery of the mother is complete. 5 Carr. & Payn, 329; S. C. 24 E. C. L. R. 344. Vide Birth; Life; Infanticide.

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