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Breathing

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.
5.Exercising; promotion of respiration.
6.Utterance; communication or publicity by words.
I am sorry to give breathing to my purpose.
- Shak.
7.Breathing place; vent.
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.
b - A vent.
- Sir P. Sidney.
Breathing time
pause; relaxation.
Breathing while
time sufficient for drawing breath; a short time.
- Bp. Hall.
Rough breathing
See 2d Asper, n.
- Shak.
Smooth breathing
a mark (') indicating the absence of the sound of h, as in 'ie`nai (ienai).
Noun1.Breathingbreathing - the bodily process of inhalation and exhalation; the process of taking in oxygen from inhaled air and releasing carbon dioxide by exhalation
Adj.1.breathing - 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"
Synonyms: eupneic, eupnoeic
Antonyms:
breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic - 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"
breathless, dyspneal, dyspneic, dyspnoeal, dyspnoeic, eupneic, eupnoeic
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