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breathed, past participle; breathes, 3rd person singular present; breathing, present participle; breathed, past tense;
  1. Take air into the lungs and then expel it, esp. as a regular physiological process
    • - she was wheezing as she breathed
    • - breathe in through your nose
    • - he breathed out heavily
    • - we are polluting the air we breathe
  2. Be or seem to be alive because of this
    • - at least I'm still breathing
  3. (of wind) Blow softly

  4. Say something with quiet intensity
    • - “We're together at last,” she breathed
  5. (of an animal or plant) Respire or exchange gases
    • - plants breathe through their roots
  6. Give an impression of (something)
    • - the whole room breathed an air of hygienic efficiency
  7. (of wine) Be exposed to fresh air
    • - red wine needs untold time to breathe
  8. (of material or soil) Admit or emit air or moisture
    • - let your lawn breathe by putting air into the soil
  9. Allow (a horse) to rest after exertion

  10. Tarnish or taint
    • - before the queen's fair name was breathed upon

  1. draw air into, and expel out of, the lungs; "I can breathe better when the air is clean"; "The patient is respiring"
  2. be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
  3. impart as if by breathing; "He breathed new life into the old house"
  4. allow the passage of air through; "Our new synthetic fabric breathes and is perfect for summer wear"
  5. utter or tell; "not breathe a word"
  6. manifest or evince; "She breathes the Christian spirit"
  7. The Dark Side of the Moon is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock group Pink Floyd, and was released in March 1973. ...
  8. I-Empire (or I, Empire) is the second studio album by alternative rock band Angels & Airwaves. It was officially released worldwide on November 6, 2007 from the Angels & Airwaves website, where it was available for download. ...
  9. "Breathe" is a song by American recording artist Blu Cantrell from her second studio album, Bittersweet (2003). A remixed version featuring Sean Paul was released as a single in 2003.
  10. Breathe were a London based group formed in the early 1980s.
  11. "Breathe" is the second single from Collective Soul's first album Hints, Allegations, and Things Left Unsaid. The song became a moderate radio hit, and peaked at #12 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart.
  12. "Breathe" is the first single of Fabolous' album Real Talk. Having the feel of the New York's five boroughs at its core and named to exhale the old music, "Breathe" was eventually released as an official single and reached #10 on the Billboard Hot 100. ...
  13. To repeatedly draw air into, and expel it from, the lungs in order to extract oxygen from it and excrete waste products; To exchange gases with the environment; To rest; to stop and catch one's breath; Figuratively, to be relaxed or calm; Figuratively, to live; To repeatedly draw ( ...
  14. (breathing) The act of respiration; a single instance of this; A diacritical mark indicating aspiration or lack thereof
  15. (breathing) allowing wine to come in contact with air to open and improve the flavors.  (see “aeration”)
  16. (breathing) mindfulness of in-and-out-breathing ānāpānasati  (q.v.) .
  17. (breathing) Opening and closing of a mould to allow gas to escape early in the moulding cycle. Also known as degassing.
  18. (BREATHING) Allowing a wine to mix with the air. Aeration occurs by pouring the wine into a larger container, such as a decanter or large wineglass. Breathing can be beneficial for many red wines and also for some young white wines. ...
  19. (Breathing) When wine is decanted, allowing it to react with air.
  20. (breathing) the intentional exposure of wine to air for a period of time before drinking it, in the belief that it will become softer, and more mellow. Opening the bottle without pouring or decanting, however, has no effect, and is simply a pretentious habit.
  21. (BREATHING) This is what a wine does if you exposed it to air. Sometimes, simply leaving it in your wine glass for a few moments will bring out the character of a wine. Sometimes, it is necessary to decant a wine. ...
  22. (Breathing (engine)) A term used to describe an engine's ability to fill its cylinders with air-fuel mixture and then discharge the burnt exhaust gases. In general, the more air-fuel mixture an engine burns the more power it produces.
  23. (Breathing) 1984. 2 accordion (accordion, tape). MS.
  24. (Breathing) A Greek punctuation mark placed above any vowel or diphthong which is found at the beginning of a word. This breathing mark indicates whether or not an "h" sound will precede the sound of that initial vowel or diphthong. Two kinds of breathing marks are used in Greek. ...